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Rep. Monique Smith appointed to Children's Trust Fund Board

May 31, 2022
Monique Smith News

COLUMBUS – Today, Rep. Monique Smith (D-Fairview Park) announced that she was appointed to the board of the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund, an organization created to prevent child abuse and neglect in Ohio. The Trust Fund provides public funding, education and resources to ensure Ohio’s children have safe and nurturing environments.

“There is no more important job as an Ohio leader than to advocate for the safety of our children,” said Rep. Smith. “As a member of the Children’s Trust Fund Board, I will work hard to protect all children in Ohio from abuse and neglect by advocating for the resources, support and information that families and community partners need to help their children thrive.”

This year, the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund embarked on a new, five-year strategic plan. Its priority areas include:

1.       Bringing together system-wide partners to develop a vision for child abuse and neglect prevention in Ohio;

2.      Enhancing organizational capacity, efficiency, and effectiveness;

3.      Setting an intentional focus and commitment to race equity, diversity and inclusion;

Meaningfully supporting families in their homes and communities;
Increasing Ohio Children's Trust Fund visibility and impact;
Promoting meaningful parent leadership in Regional Prevention Councils.