The Commission administers the Children’s Justice Act Grant. This grant is made available to the state by the Office of Child Abuse and Neglect. Every three years, the Commission comprehensively reviews and evaluates all laws, policies and procedures regarding child abuse and neglect cases, placing particular emphasis on child sexual abuse, suspected child maltreatment-related fatalities, and cases involving a potential combinations of jurisdictions.
Policy recommendations are made for each of the following three categories:
- Investigative, administrative and judicial handling of cases of child abuse and neglect to reduce additional trauma to the victim and family and ensure procedural fairness to the accused
- Experimental, model and demonstration programs for testing innovative approaches and techniques
- Reform of state laws, ordinances, regulations, protocols and procedures to provide full protection from abuse while ensuring fairness to everyone affected.
The Child Abuse Project Coordinator is available to provide free training, technical assistance and case consultation. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.