Alabama Department of
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
Children’s Trust Fund of Alabama


Alabama Department of
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
Children’s Trust Fund of Alabama



The Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention secures resources to fund evidence-based community programs committed to the prevention of child maltreatment. We advocate for children and the strengthening of families.

The Children's Trust Fund

The Alabama Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Act (ADCANP) was adopted by the Alabama Legislature in 1983 to address the state’s growing problem of child neglect and maltreatment. While several state agencies already existed to deal with different aspects of child abuse, none of these agencies specifically focused on solving the problem before it occurred. It was clear that Alabama needed to create a state agency with its own board, funding and staff to be dedicated solely to preventing child abuse. To address the problem at its origin, instead of merely addressing the symptoms of what could have been prevented, the Alabama Child Abuse Prevention Act established the Children’s Trust Fund.

These state dollars are intended to provide annual funding of community based prevention programs throughout the state as well as create a self-sustaining pool of funds to provide for funding these programs in the future. As Alabama’s ONLY state agency designated to prevent child abuse and neglect, it will be our goal to encourage and support each community in this state in their efforts to find new and effective solutions for preventing child abuse before it occurs, and ultimately strengthening Alabama families to prevent this tragedy in the future.

Our Staff

Sallye R. Longshore


Alicia Luckie Roper

Deputy Director

Amanda Lightsey

Program Manager

Bailey McKell Waller

Program Manager

Claire Stimpson

Program Manager

Cindy Bratcher

Program Specialist

David Massey

Program Specialist

DeDe Inge

Program Specialist

Jori Jordan

Program Manager

Kim Anderson

Program Specialist

Madison Strichik

Program Specialist

Mark Williams

Program Specialist

Mike Roberts

Program Specialist

Tammy Major

Program Specialist

Tammy Marshall

Program Specialist

Teresa Costanzo

Program Specialist

Tracy Plummer

Program Specialist

Vicki Fussell

Program Specialist

Valencia Bolton

Program Support

Glenda Towns

Program Support

Kina Johnson

Program Support

Anna Graham

Communications Specialist

Ramona Carroll

Personnel Manager

Erin Cauthen

Senior Accountant

Jo Ann Tanaka

Accounting Manager

Board of Directors

Anita L. Archie

At Large Member - Board Chair


Anita L. Archie

At Large Member - Board Chair

Mrs. Cathy McGowin

District 1 Representative

Mobile, AL

Mrs. Kate Vance

District 2 Representative
Montgomery, AL

Mr. Churmell Mitchell

District 3 Representative

Auburn, AL

Mrs. Judy Miller

District 4 Representative

Guntersville, AL

Mrs. Melanie Borden Little


The Honorable Dan Roberts

District 6 Representative


Dr. Charles Nash

District 7 Representative

Tuscaloosa, AL

Ms. Priscilla Cleveland

At-Large Member

Sylacauga, AL

Dr. Marilyn Lewis

Department of Education Representative
Board Member
Dr. Eric Mackey
Superintendent, Department of Education

Mr. Stan Landers

Department of Human Resources Representative
Board Member
Commissioner Nancy T. Buckner
Commissioner, Department of Human Resources

Mr. Jamey Durham

Department of Public Health Representative
Board Member
Dr. Scott Harris
State Health Officer, Department of Public Health

Cpl. Jeremy Burkett

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Representative
Board Member
Hal Taylor
Secretary, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

Ms. Beverly Johnson

Department of Mental Health Representative
Board Member
Commissioner Kim Boswell
Commissioner, Department of Mental Health