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Office of Child Abuse & Human Trafficking Prevention & Prosecution

Announcement of Funding for Child Sex Abuse Prevention Programs

The Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board (CSAEP Board) announces the availability of grant funding for child sexual abuse prevention programs. Applications are now available for fiscal year 2018 that begins July 1, 2017 and ends June 30, 2018. Non-profit organizations and public agencies are eligible to apply for these opportunities that are made available through the Kentucky Child Victims’ Trust Fund. Two types of grants are available:

  1. Statewide Prevention Grant – This grant is available to Kentucky non-profit and public agencies that work toward reducing child sexual abuse and exploitation through primary prevention programs. A program is considered statewide if prevention activities will be conducted in all regions of Kentucky. Statewide Prevention Grant instructions​
  2. Regional Prevention Grant​ – This grant is available to Kentucky non-profit and public agencies that work toward reducing child sexual abuse and exploitation through primary, secondary and/ or tertiary prevention programs. Regional Prevention Grant instructions​​​

Prevention grant applications are available annually.​ Applications for FY18 must be submitted by April 10, 2017 to be considered for funding. Questions regarding the grant application process and timelines should be directed to​ or by calling (502) 696-5312. Additional information can be found at

Special Note Regarding Funding for Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children Program

Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children is an evidence-informed solution that increases knowledge, improves attitudes, and changes child protective behaviors. For applicants seeking to provide this program, the Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board will give priority consideration to applications that will provide Stewards of Children programming on a statewide basis rather than a regional basis. For more information regarding Stewards of Children visit

Special Note Regarding Prevention Programming Focused on Underserved Populations

The Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board is specifically interested in receiving applications to provide prevention programming focused on underserved populations such as adolescents, incarcerated youth, and children and youth with disabilities.​


Allyson Cox TaylorAllyson Cox Taylor heads the Office of Child Abuse and Human Trafficking Prevention and Prosecution. Taylor began her career working for the Jefferson County Attorney's Office prosecuting cases for the Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and Neglect, and Sexual Assault Unit. In 2011 she began working with the Office of Attorney General as director of the Prosecutors Advisory Council and the Office of Victims Advocacy, positions she held until 2013. After that position, she served as policy advisor to the Commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, operating as chief of staff and legislative liaison for the department. Taylor received a Bachelor of Arts in English and government from Morehead State University in 1999 where she received the “Outstanding Senior Government Major” award. In 2002 she completed her Juris Doctorate at the Brandeis College of Law at the University of Louisville where she graduated “Outstanding Female Graduate” for her work to address the needs and concerns of women and children. During law school she worked for the Legal Aid Society of Louisville incorporating nonprofit organizations and at the Center for Women and Families as an intern, representing women in Domestic Violence Protection Order Hearings.