CJA Three Year Assessment

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.



13th Annual Seminar in Forensic Sciences

Scholarships are now available for the 13th Annual Seminar in Forensic Sciences

Presented by: Driscoll Children’s Hospital
Dates: November 2-4, 2016
Location: Isla Grand Beach Resort, South Padre Island

Click here for the brochure.

2017 Request for Applications

FY2017 Grant Program

The Texas Children's Justice Act is pleased to announce its 2017 Grant Program. CJA is now accepting applications for programs that will fill an identified gap and contribute to the knowledge base in one or more of the current CJA priority areas:
 - Multidisciplinary Team Coordination and Response
 - Victim Advocacy
 - Child Maltreatment Victims with Disabilities or Special Healthcare Needs
 - Child Maltreatment-Related Fatalities
 - Medical Evaluations for suspected child victims of abuse/neglect

CJA funds should be used for programs to reform State systems and improve processes by which States respond to cases of child abuse and neglect, including child sexual abuse and exploitation and cases of suspected child abuse or neglect related fatalities. CJA funds are to be primarily focused on the front end, intake and investigative piece of child welfare. 

The deadline for submitting a grant application is Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

Please contact Heidi Penix at heidip@yourhonor.com with questions.

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