Children’s Justice Act (CJA) Grant

The purpose of the Children’s Justice Act (CJA) Grant is to improve the investigation, prosecution and judicial handling of cases of child abuse and neglect, particularly child sexual abuse and exploitation, in a manner that limits additional trauma to the child victim. The grant is intended to improve state processes for responding to child abuse and neglect. Funding for CJA comes from the Crime Victims Fund. To learn more, please see the CJA 101 Factsheet (PDF)» .

CJA Task Force Membership

To be eligible for CJA funding, states must establish or maintain a multidisciplinary Task Force on children’s justice. The Task Force makes recommendations regarding reforms needed to improve the state’s investigation, prosecution, and judicial handling of child abuse. Task Force members are selected for their knowledge of investigation, prosecution, and judicial handling of child abuse, or of related issues impacting the investigation, prosecution and judicial handling of child abuse. Members commit to identifying ways to use CJA funding to bettering child abuse response in Oregon. The statutorily required member roles are:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Health Professional
  • Child Protective Services
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Parent and/or Representative of Parent Groups
  • Child Advocate/Attorney for Children
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (where applicable)
  • Civil Court Judge
  • Criminal Court Judge
  • Defense Attorney
  • Person with experience working with children with disabilities
  • Adult Former Victim of Child Abuse and/or Neglect
  • Person with experience working with homeless children and youth

Task Force member and meeting information »

CJA Annual Allocation

Funding comes from the Crime Victims’ Fund administered by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Victims of Crime (OVC). Grants are awarded to the states by the Administration of Children, Youth and Families. States must apply for the funds and meet certain eligibility requirements. Each state receives a base amount of $50,000 plus an additional amount determined by the population of children under 18 years of age in the applicant’s jurisdiction. Oregon’s awards are as follows:

2021 $216,891.00
2020 $217,349.00
2019  $216,657.00
2018  $215,676.00
2017  $214,458.00
2016  $213,501.00
2015  $213,420.00
2014  $214,067.00
2013  $213,664.00

CJA Reports

CJA Annual Report and Application May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021 (PDF)»