Priority Areas

Purpose

The Children’s Justice Act (CJA) program provides grants to organizations to develop, establish, and operative programs designed to improve:

  1. The assessment and investigation of suspected child abuse and neglect cases in a manner which limits additional trauma to the child victim;
  2. The assessment and investigation of cases of suspected child abuse or neglect-related fatalities;
  3. The investigation and prosecution of cases of child abuse and neglect; and
  4. The assessment and investigation of cases of child abuse and neglect involving children with disabilities or serious health-related problems.

 

Current Priorities

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.

  1. Enhancing Multidisciplinary Team Coordination and Response
  2. Increasing Access to Quality Victim Advocacy 
  3. Improving Multidisciplinary Response to Child Maltreatment Victims with Disabilities
  4. Improving Multidisciplinary Response to Child Maltreatment-Related Fatalities
  5. Increasing Access to Quality Medical Assessment for Child Maltreatment Victims

Read more about CJA priorities here.