3109.17 Biennial state plan for comprehensive child abuse and child neglect prevention.

(A) The children's trust fund board shall establish a strategic plan for child abuse and child neglect prevention. The plan shall be transmitted to the governor, the president and minority leader of the senate, and the speaker and minority leader of the house of representatives and shall be made available to the general public.

(B) In developing and carrying out the strategic plan, the children's trust fund board shall, in accordance with rules adopted by the department pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, do all of the following:

(1) Ensure that an opportunity exists for assistance through child abuse and child neglect prevention programs to persons throughout the state of various social and economic backgrounds;

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Allocate funds to entities for the purpose of funding child abuse and child neglect prevention programs that have statewide significance and that have been approved by the children's trust fund board;

(3) Provide for the monitoring of expenditures from the children's trust fund and of programs that receive money from the children's trust fund;

(4) Establish reporting requirements for both of the following:

(a) Regional child abuse and child neglect prevention councils, including deadlines for the submission of the progress and annual reports required under section 3107.172 of the Revised Code;

(b) Children's advocacy centers, including deadlines for the submission of reports required under section 3107.178 of the Revised Code.

(5) Collaborate with appropriate persons and government entities and facilitate the exchange of information among those persons and entities for the purpose of child abuse and child neglect prevention;

(6) Provide for the education of the public and professionals for the purpose of child abuse and child neglect prevention

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(C) The children's trust fund board shall prepare a report for each fiscal biennium that delineates the expenditure of money from the children's trust fund. On or before January 1, 2002, and on or before the first day of January of a year that follows the end of a fiscal biennium of this state, the board shall file a copy of the report with the governor, the president and minority leader of the senate, and the speaker and minority leader of the house of representatives.

(D) The children's trust fund board shall develop a list of all state and federal sources of funding that might be available for establishing, operating, or establishing and operating a children's advocacy center under sections 2151.425 to 2151.428 of the Revised Code. The board periodically shall update the list as necessary. The board shall maintain, or provide for the maintenance of, the list at an appropriate location. That location may be the offices of the department of job and family services. The board shall provide the list upon request to any children's advocacy center or to any person or entity identified in section 2151.426 of the Revised Code as a person or entity that may participate in the establishment of a children's advocacy center.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 46, HB 142, §1, eff. 2/14/2014.

Effective Date: 04-07-2003; 05-06-2005; 09-21-2006

Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.39, SB 171, §4