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What is DCCTF?

D.C. Children’s Trust Fund (DCCTF) is a public/private partnership established in 1993 through legislation passed by the District of Columbia City Council and authorized by the Mayor. The legislation created a nonprofit organization designed to stimulate innovative programs to prevent child abuse and neglect. The mission of the D.C. Children’s Trust Fund is to foster the well-being of the District’s children and their families by leading the way toward the prevention of child abuse and neglect. DCCTF serves as a catalyst for prevention efforts by leveraging private and governmental resources to provide support and technical assistance to community-based organizations, schools, and churches to strengthen families and thereby reduce the risk of child abuse. For support and empowerment, call the National Parent Helpline®: 1-855-4A-PARENT (1-855-427-2796).

DCCTF is the accredited Parents Anonymous® site in Washington, DC. Parents Anonymous, Inc.® is a National Organization that promotes mutual support and parent leadership in order to build and support strong, safe families.

Evidence-based Parents Anonymous® Programs include a weekly support group for Adults and other Caregivers and a specialized Children & Youth Group established on the principles of mutual support, personal growth, parent leadership and shared leadership® that reduces risk, increases protective factors, and improves outcomes to strengthen families.


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