To prevent the abuse and neglect of Maine's children
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.
As established by State Law, the Board will have a minimum of 17 members, appointed as follows:
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.