Children's Justice Act (CJA) Task Force (Yr 2 of 2) - TRC/FY20

Grants and Contracts Details


Children’s Justice Act (CJA) Task Force Scope of Work FY 19-20 Be responsible for the activities of the CJA State Task Force that reviews and evaluates services provided to children and families by CHFS. The Task Force reviews and evaluates State investigative, administrative and both civil and criminal judicial handling of cases of child abuse and neglect, particularly child sexual abuse and exploitation, as well as cases involving suspected child maltreatment related fatalities and cases involving a potential combination of jurisdictions, such as interstate, Federal-State, and State- Tribal. The Task Force makes policy and training recommendations and may make such other comments and recommendations as are considered relevant and useful to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Coordinate the logistics of the Task Force. Disseminate information to the Task Force pertaining to state and federal policy and practice issues. Assist the Task Force with strategic planning regarding federally-mandated activities in accordance with 42 U.S.C. § 5107. Work in conjunction with the grant administrators to develop and implement new member orientation as needed Update publicity and recruitment materials on an as needed basis, to ensure that material information is accurate. Develop and implement a recruitment strategy to include a more diverse membership on the Task Force. Facilitate meetings including: arranging meeting locations, sending meeting notices, preparing agendas, arranging training and guest speakers, and coordinating compensation for travel expenses of Task Force members. Ensure that the Task Force meets at least quarterly. Ensure the Task Force members are trained consistently and coordinate the distribution of information among members. Provide ongoing training for members of the Task Force, and work collaboratively with the Cabinet to ensure work is focusing on appropriate issues related to the Performance Improvement Plan and Child and Family Service Plan. Assist the Task Force with strategic planning to develop goals, objectives, and desired outcomes. Coordinate logistics and assist Task Force chairpersons with the annual strategic planning meetings for the Task Force. Assist Task Force members in writing an annual report, detailing their findings and recommendations. Assist Task Force members and collaborate with the grant administrator in writing the State Task Force Study required every three years as required in 42 USC 5101 Section 107 (d). Participate in at least one (1) federally initiated CJA meeting pursuant to ACF Program Instruction.
Effective start/end date7/1/186/30/20


  • KY Department of Community Based Services: $3,838,618.00


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