Profile

Mission Statement

To prevent the abuse and neglect of Maine’s children

Vision Statement

To lead a statewide effort to prevent child abuse and neglect by organizing a strong unified voice that abuse is preventable and to facilitate collaboration to accomplish this goal.

Structure

As established by State Law, the Board will have a minimum of 17 members, appointed as follows:

  • One Senator appointed by the Senate President
  • One Representative appointed by the Speaker of the House
  • 4 Members of the Maine Association of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Councils
  • 2 Representatives of Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services appointed by the Commissioner
  • 9 Members of the public and business communities

o 3 Governor appointees
o 3 Maine Chamber of Commerce appointees
o 3 elected by the Board of Directors of the Maine Children’s Trust

History

The Trust was a part of State Government when legislation creating the Trust initially passed in 1985. In 1994 Legislation was amended to establish the Maine Children’s Trust as a separate non-profit 501(c)3 corporation.

State legislation defines board make-up, general organizational rules and establishes several requirements and mandates for the Trust and authorizes the Trust to be a recipient of the Maine State Income Tax donations.

The Trust is appointed by the Governor to administer the Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) federal grant and comply with all of its covenants.

The Trust is Maine’s Chartered Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America operating Prevent Child Abuse Maine on their behalf.