Alabama Department of
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
Children’s Trust Fund of Alabama

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Alabama Department of
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
Children’s Trust Fund of Alabama

About

Mission

The Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention secures resources to fund evidence-based community programs committed to the prevention of child maltreatment. We advocate for children and the strengthening of families.

The Children's Trust Fund

The Alabama Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Act (ADCANP) was adopted by the Alabama Legislature in 1983 to address the state’s growing problem of child neglect and maltreatment. While several state agencies already existed to deal with different aspects of child abuse, none of these agencies specifically focused on solving the problem before it occurred. It was clear that Alabama needed to create a state agency with its own board, funding and staff to be dedicated solely to preventing child abuse. To address the problem at its origin, instead of merely addressing the symptoms of what could have been prevented, the Alabama Child Abuse Prevention Act established the Children’s Trust Fund.

These state dollars are intended to provide annual funding of community based prevention programs throughout the state as well as create a self-sustaining pool of funds to provide for funding these programs in the future. As Alabama’s ONLY state agency designated to prevent child abuse and neglect, it will be our goal to encourage and support each community in this state in their efforts to find new and effective solutions for preventing child abuse before it occurs, and ultimately strengthening Alabama families to prevent this tragedy in the future.

Our Staff



Sallye R. Longshore

Director

Cassandra Sharp

Executive Secretary

Tracy Plummer

Deputy Director

Bailey McKell Waller

Outreach Coordinator

Valencia Bolton

Program/Operations Assistant

Jessica Jackson

Human Services Program Manager

Claire Stimpson

Human Services Program Specialist

Mike Roberts

Human Services Program Specialist

Harrison Black

Human Services Program Specialist

Teresa Costanzo

Human Services Program Specialist

Dawn Miller

Administrative Support Assistant III

Valencia Bolton

Program/Operations Assistant

Gloria Hull

Human Services Program Specialist

Tammy Major

Human Services Program Specialist

Victor Koriko

Accounting Manager

Erin Cauthen

Staff Accountant

Kimberly Patrick

Accounting Technician

Sallye R. Longshore

Director

Bailey McKell Waller

Outreach Coordinator

Board of Directors



The Honorable Terri Collins

District 5 Representative - Board Chair

Decatur, AL
 

Mr. Sam Covert

District 1 Representative

Mobile, AL

Mr. Gilbert Darrington

District 2 Representative

Montgomery, AL

Dr. Margaret Mitchell Brown

District 3 Representative

Auburn, AL

Mr. Myron Gargis

District 4 Representative

Guntersville, AL

The Honorable Terri Collins

District 5 Representative - Board Chair

Decatur, AL

The Honorable Cam Ward

District 6 Representative

Alabaster, AL

Ms. Nancy Sewell

District 7 Representative

Selma, AL

Ms. Mary Ashcraft

At-Large Member

Sylacauga, AL

Ms. Betsy Echols

At Large Member

Montgomery, AL
 

Ms. Karen Porter

Department of Education Representative
Board Member
Dr. Eric Mackey
Superintendent, Department of Education

Mr. Paul Butler

Department of Human Resources Representative
Board Member
Commissioner Nancy T. Buckner
Commissioner, Department of Human Resources

Mr. Jamey Durham

Department of Public Health Representative
Board Member
Dr. Scott Harris
Acting State Health Officer, Department of Public Health

Lt. Will Wright

Department of Public Safety Representative
Board Member
Col. John E. Richardson
Director, Department of Public Safety

Ms. Beverly Johnson

Department of Mental Health Representative
Board Member
Commissioner Lynn Beshear
Commissioner, Department of Mental Health