Children's Justice Act Task Force
The Minnesota Children's Justice Act (CJA) Task Force (Task Force) is established under the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act and is subject to the Minnesota Open Appointments Act and the Minnesota Open Meeting Law. Per Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, the Task Force is a multidisciplinary task force focusing on children’s justice related to child maltreatment. It's composed of professionals with knowledge and experience relating to the criminal justice system and issues of child physical abuse, child neglect, child sexual abuse and exploitation, and child maltreatment related fatalities.
The Task Force is charged with reviewing and evaluating:
- Investigative, administrative and criminal judicial handling of child maltreatment cases
- Experimental, model and demonstration programs and
- State laws, ordinances, regulations, protocols and procedures.