Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities
The Children's Justice Act (CJA) Program supports demonstration
projects that help American Indian and Alaska Native communities
develop, establish, and operate programs that improve the investigation,
prosecution, and overall handling of child abuse cases, especially
cases of child sexual abuse. The funding supports the development
and implementation of both comprehensive child abuse programs and
child-sensitive policies and procedures for addressing child abuse
cases in the tribe's criminal justice and child protection systems.
The cases are to be handled in a manner that increases support for,
and lessens additional trauma to, child abuse victims. The program's
ultimate goal is to improve the capacity of existing tribal systems
to handle serious child abuse cases by developing specialized services
and procedures that address the unique needs of American Indian and
Alaska Native child abuse victims.