HARRISBURG – Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) has been appointed to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania Children’s Trust Fund Board of Directors.
The Children’s Trust Fund was created in 1988 to help develop and support innovative programs to prevent child abuse and neglect. The Board allocates approximately $1 million in grant funding to child abuse prevention programs each year.
“The effects of neglect and abuse can be devastating for children, so it is critical for the state to have a strong strategy to prevent these crimes. The Children’s Trust Fund plays an extremely important role in those efforts,” Bartolotta said. “The General Assembly’s renewed focus on child protection in recent years is encouraging, and I am grateful for the opportunity to explore new ways to promote a healthy, nurturing environment for young people in Pennsylvania.”
As a member of the panel, Bartolotta will be responsible for helping to determine the organizations and programs that will be funded through the Trust Fund. The board is made up of 15 members with a wide range of backgrounds, including legislators, child advocates and concerned citizens.
More information about the Children’s Trust Fund is available online at www.pactf.org.
CONTACT: Colleen Greer (717) 787-1463