Protecting Children from Child Abuse

Attorney General Cameron and his office are dedicated to addressing and preventing sexual abuse and trafficking of children. General Cameron is committed to helping Kentucky communities and organizations prevent child abuse through extensive training and grants. The office works diligently to stop child trafficking and online predators with the help of law enforcement from across the state.

Supporting Child Abuse Prevention Efforts Through the Child Victims' Trust Fund

The office's Child Victims' Trust Fund (CVTF), administered by the Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board (Board), approves and provides annual grants from the CVTF 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 some of the most comprehensive statewide training aimed at preventing child abuse. For additional information regarding the upcoming child abuse prevention training in your area, please visit the Child Sexual 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.

Fighting to Protect Children from Human Trafficking

The Office of the Attorney General acts as the leading agency fighting human trafficking, a modern-day form of slavery forcing children into sex or labor services.

Shielding Children from Online Predators

Cybercrime investigators employed by the Office of the Attorney General investigate 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. 

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

Coping with Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) Exposure

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 Center for Missing and Exploited Children

National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Parents of Murdered Children