3109.172 Request for start-up costs for children's advocacy center.

(A)

(1) Each child abuse and child neglect prevention advisory board may request from the children's trust fund board funds in addition to the funds allocated to the advisory board under section 3109.17 of the Revised Code to be used as one-time, start-up costs for the establishment and operation of a children's advocacy center as follows:

(a) If the advisory board serves a single county, the board may request an amount not to exceed five thousand dollars as one-time, start-up costs for the establishment and operation of a children's advocacy center that serves the county.

(b) If the advisory board serves a multicounty district, for each county within the district, the advisory board may request an amount not to exceed five thousand dollars as one-time, start-up costs for the establishment and operation of a children's advocacy center that serves the county in relation to which the use is being made.

(2) Expenditures may be made under division (A)(1) of this section for a children's advocacy center that is established to serve a single county or that is established to serve two or more contiguous counties, provided that the county in relation to which the expenditure is made is served by the center for which the advisory board uses the amount as one-time, start-up costs.

(B) Each children's advocacy center may annually request from the children's trust fund board funds in addition to the funds allocated to the advisory board under section 3109.17 of the Revised Code to conduct primary prevention strategies.

(C) On receipt of a request made pursuant to this section, the children's trust fund board shall review and approve or disapprove the request. If the board disapproves the request, the board shall send to the requestor written notice of the disapproval that states the reasons for the disapproval.

(D) No funds allocated to a child abuse and child neglect prevention advisory board under this section may be used as start-up costs for any children's advocacy center unless the center has as a component a primary prevention strategy.

No child abuse and child neglect advisory board that serves a single county and that, in any fiscal year, uses funds allocated under this section as start-up costs for a children's advocacy center may use any amount out of any funds so allocated to the advisory board for the same center in a different fiscal year or for a different center in any fiscal year. No child abuse and child neglect advisory board that serves a multicounty district and that, in any fiscal year, uses funds so allocated to the advisory board as start-up costs of a children's advocacy center in relation to a particular county within the district may use any amount out of any funds so allocated to the advisory board, in relation to the same county, for the same center in a different fiscal year or for a different center in any fiscal year.

Effective Date: 05-06-2005