The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund (OCTF) selected GRC as the Central Ohio Regional Prevention Coordinator. The Central Ohio Regional Prevention Council is tasked with addressing primary and secondary child abuse and neglect (CAN) prevention in a 13 county central Ohio Region. GRC is responsible for coordinating and facilitating council meetings, activities, and outcomes.
The Central Ohio Regional Prevention Council is responsible for conducting a needs assessment in the region, developing a regional prevention plan informed by that needs assessment, and the development and implementation of April Child Abuse and Child Neglect Prevention awareness month activities.
OCTF organized the state into eight regions for planning and funding purposes. Each region has a council made up of two members from each county as well as a non-voting chair. The councils are required to convene at least once per quarter and must have at least three workgroups: Needs Assessment, Prevention Plan, and April Awareness Month.
OCTF is a state program aimed specifically at CAN prevention. Primary prevention is aimed at the general population while secondary prevention is for those who have not been identified as having CAN but are at higher risk.