WHAT IS A TASK FORCE?
House Bill 486, which created the Child Victims' Trust Fund and the State Board for the Prevention of Child Abuse, considered a Task Force to be the proper organization for local communities to utilize in addressing the problem of missing, exploited and sexually abused children. After all, the problem of abuse is a national tragedy with a community based solution. The Task Forces may apply for funds from the Child Victims' Trust Fund (CVTF) on a matching basis but has opted over the years not to apply so smaller local groups may utilize the limited funds available in the CVTF.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OR FUNCTION OF A TASK FORCE?
A Task Force has two primary purposes, to assist in the coordination of existing investigative and support resources and to develop a clear understanding of the problem within the community. The Task Force will be responsible for insuring that duplication of services is avoided by maintaining a clear understanding of the dynamics of community resources and programs dealing with the problem of sexually abused, exploited and missing children. Another area of concern for the Task Force is to encourage interagency communication and cooperation so that better service can be provided for child victims and their families.
MORE SPECIFICALLY - WHAT EXACTLY DOES THE KENTUCKY TASK FORCE ON CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN DO?
One of the primary purposes of the Kentucky Task Force on Crimes Against Children is to educate the general public about what crimes against children are and thus heighten the awareness of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse as well as neglect and bullying and all forms of child exploitation to include missing children, child slavery and child trafficking. It is through this approach that the Kentucky Task Force on Crimes Against Children hopes to help prevent all crimes against children. The agency's mission program, which addresses the education of the public and heightens the awareness of crimes against children, are directly contingent upon available funding. It includes the production and distribution of child abuse public service announcements for newspaper, radio and television; the operation of an emergency tip-line to assist callers with the reporting of crimes against children, as well as appropriate community referral services; the distribution of literature pertaining to crimes against children; the distribution of posters of missing children; a speaker's bureau for school, civic and other community presentations; the sponsorship of a child abuse poster contest in Kentucky schools; and, financial assistance to the Childrens Crisis Center Of Pendleton County, Inc. as well as other emergency shelters for victims of abused, neglected and exploited children, and the Task Force encourges the general public and all business entities to donate the Child Victim's Trust Fund through the Kentucky Income Tax Check Off.
The other primary mission of the Task Force, just as that of raising awareness of the problem, is mandated through its initial creation as a quasi-governmental agency of the Child's Advocacy Division of the Kentucky Attorney General's Office. It is the responsiblility of the Task Force to serve as the primary coordinator of all investigations of reports of crimes against Kentucky's children to ensure the most rapid response with the least amount of duplication of effort as possible. To assure that all crimes against children are handled in an efficient manner, the Task Force may assist local, state, and federal criminal justice authorities in the investigation, apprehension, arrest and conviction of child perpetrators.
2005 - 990 Federal Income Tax Return
2006 - 990 Federal Income Tax Return
2007 - 990 Federal Income Tax Return
2008 - 990 Federal Income Tax Return
2009 - 990 Federal Income Tax Return
2010 - 990 Federal Income Tax Return
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