Every three years, the CJA Task Force must undertake a comprehensive review and evaluation of how the State responds to child maltreatment and make training and policy recommendations for improvements in child protection systems. The Task Force has completed its current assessment and identified several priorities to direct the use of CJA funding in the coming years. A copy of the report is located at this link: CJA Assessment Report.
Child-Friendly Courtrooms Resource Guide and Benchcard
The Children’s Justice Act was proud to partner with CACTX and the Court Improvement Program on an exciting new education tool: "Child-Friendly Courtrooms: Items for Judicial Consideration". It is our hope that, in cases involving child witnesses, all parties may find this guide helpful, particularly as it aims to reduce the trauma to children as they make their way through our criminal and civil justice systems.