Protecting Children

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Attorney General Coleman 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 Coleman 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.​

Report Child Abuse

Every adult Kentuckian has a moral and legal duty to report any instance of child abuse to local law enforcement.
Report Online
or by phone
877-KYSAFE1 877-597-2331