The mission of the Children's Justice Act Task Force is to promote activities that improve:
the handling of child abuse and neglect cases, particularly cases of child sexual abuse and exploitation, in a manner which limits additional trauma to the child victim;
the handling of cases of suspected child abuse or neglect-related fatalities;the investigation and prosecution of cases of child abuse and neglect, particularly child sexual abuse and exploitation; and
the handling of cases involving children with disabilities or serious health-related problems who are the victims of abuse or neglect.
Health ProfessionalWendy Wright, MDRady Children’s Hospital San Diego/Staff Pediatric Hospitalist
The AC Program works with the Child Abduction Task Force to provide multi-disciplinary education and resources to professionals and volunteers involved in the recovery, investigation, and prosecution of abducted children cases.
The CJ Program was created to evaluate programs funded by the CJA Grants to States Program. The CJ Program develops assessments and tools, makes recommendations, and identifies gaps that may be addressed by other CJA-funded programs.
The DK Program provides county and regional-wide multi-disciplinary trainings to first responders and social services providers throughout California to ensure consistent response to children that live in neglectful homes and are exposed to drugs, drug paraphernalia, grow houses, methamphetamine laboratories, gang activity, and firearms.
The purpose of the ES Program is to establish a database which allows for the sharing of electronic suspected child abuse reports in a county among the district attorney, local law enforcement, and the welfare department.
The PX Program works to enhance the knowledge of prosecutors and county counsel about cases of physical and sexual child abuse.
The EI Program provides comprehensive training to K-12 educators and students on the early identification and intervention of children and/or youth at risk or victims of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) or other severe forms of trafficking.
The TQ Program was created to develop and implement a web-based training program on trauma-informed care and brain science principles, specific to various professional disciplines that handle child abuse cases or work with children who have been traumatized by abuse.
This newly created program will be used to coordinate statewide workshops so various disciplines involved in the investigation and prosecution of child abuse and neglect can meet to identify what is working well, what does not work well, and to discuss barriers with effective investigation and prosecution.
The mission of the California Child Abduction Task Force is to reduce the risk and incidence of child abduction and increase the effectiveness of a multi-disciplinary response by enhancing skills, knowledge, and awareness of child abduction.
The mission of the Domestic Violence Advisory Council (DVAC) is to collaborate with the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) to ensure the safety and security of all Domestic Violence victims through the development of policies, procedures and priorities which promote effective and accessible services for victims.
The SAC, established by Penal Code Section 13836 in l980, provides oversight to the Rape Crisis, Child Sexual Abuse, and Child Sexual Exploitation and Intervention Programs at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).
The VOCA Steering Committee was established to identify additional victim service needs, including training needs for those who work with crime victims, and to assist Cal OES in developing a strategic plan for victim assistance in California.
Cal OES has established the following email address in order to receive input on where the gaps are in victim assistance and on how to best serve victims of crime.