Courts and child welfare agencies face unprecedented challenges in managing complex child abuse, neglect, and related cases and heavy caseloads.
In addition, they are required to comply with federal child welfare reform laws and initiatives to achieve safe, permanent homes for abused and neglected
Through this program, OJJDP seeks to provide judicial, legal, and social service professionals with training and technical assistance to meet the challenges facing juvenile and family courts.
The authorizing legislation for this program is the Victims of Child Abuse Act, 42 U.S.C.
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