The Children’s Justice Act (CJA) program provides grants to organizations to develop, establish, and operative programs designed to improve:
- The assessment and investigation of suspected child abuse and neglect cases in a manner which limits additional trauma to the child victim;
- The assessment and investigation of cases of suspected child abuse or neglect-related fatalities;
- The investigation and prosecution of cases of child abuse and neglect; and
- The assessment and investigation of cases of child abuse and neglect involving children with disabilities or serious health-related problems.
The current CJA program priorities build on the previous successes of the CJA program while demonstrating a continued commitment to making systemic improvements in those areas core to the mission of the CJA program.
- Enhancing Multidisciplinary Team Coordination and Response
- Increasing Access to Quality Victim Advocacy
- Improving Multidisciplinary Response to Child Maltreatment Victims with Disabilities
- Improving Multidisciplinary Response to Child Maltreatment-Related Fatalities
- Increasing Access to Quality Medical Assessment for Child Maltreatment Victims
Read more about CJA priorities here.