Combatting Child Abuse

Attorney General Cameron is committed to ending child abuse in the Commonwealth by investigating and prosecuting child abuse in all its forms. 

The Office of Trafficking and Abuse Prevention and Prosecution works closely with the Department of Criminal Investigations and law enforcement across the Commonwealth to stop child trafficking and online predators who target children.  Attorney General Cameron also works closely with Kentucky communities and organizations to provide child abuse awareness training and grants.

Child Victims' Trust Fund

The office's Child Victims' Trust Fund (CVTF), administered by the Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board (Board), provides annual grants to support child abuse prevention programs, trainings, and funding to the state's Child Advocacy Centers to cover costs associated with child sexual abuse forensic exams.

Together, the Office of the Attorney General and CVTF provide comprehensive statewide training aimed at preventing child abuse. For additional information regarding an upcoming child abuse prevention training in your area, please visit the Child ​Abuse Prevention Trainings page. 

Training workshops equip law enforcement officers, prosecutors, parents, students, and child advocates to recognize the signs of abuse and trafficking and to step in and stop it. To learn more about the fund and how to make a donation please visit the Child Victims Trust Fund page.

Child Abuse Prosecution Toolkit

In October 2020, Attorney General Cameron released a Child Abuse Prosecution Toolkit to equip Kentucky prosecutors with best practices and resources to navigate the complexities of investigating and prosecuting child abuse cases.

Shielding Children from Online Predators

 CyberCrimesUnit_1.jpgThe Attorney General's Cybercrimes Unit  investigates individuals who possess and distribute child pornography as well as those who solicit minors for sex online. Investigators also assist with the forensic review of technology on local human trafficking cases.

To assist parents in protecting their children from online predators, the Attorney General's Office has developed a Cyber Safe Kentucky tipsheet.

Missing and Exploited Children

missing imageAttorney General Cameron's Office of Trafficking and Abuse Prevention and Prosecution works with local law enforcement to help find Kentucky's missing and exploited children. If you see a missing child or suspect a child is being exploited, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children by calling                 1-800-843-5678 or file a cyber tip report online. 

Reporting Child Abuse

Every Kentuckian has a moral and legal duty to report any instance of child abuse to local law enforcement or to Child Protection Hotline at 877-KYSAFE1 (877-597-2331).

Resources for Families

Missing-Child, Emergency-Response, Quick-Reference Guide for Families​ (Color PDF)

Coping with Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM)

Cyber Safe Kentucky Tipsheet (Color Image)

Cyber Safe Kentucky Tipsheet (Color PDF)

Cyber Safe Kentucky Tipsheet (Black & White Image)

Cyber Safe Kentucky Tipsheet (Black & White PDF)

App Safety Video - Instagram

App Safety Video - Snapchat

Additional Resources

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline

Child Welfare Information Gateway

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

National Children’s Alliance

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)


National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Parents of Murdered Children

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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If you think you have seen a missing child, or suspect a child may be sexually exploited, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Use the CyberTipline to report child sexual exploitation or file a report online.