Promoting Justice and Healing

The Texas CJA program brings together child-protection and criminal justice experts to improve the state's response to cases of child abuse and neglect.

For Individuals

FOR ALL CHILD PROTECTION PROFESSIONALS & JUDGES WHO HEAR RELEVANT CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL CASES

Scholarships 

The Texas Children’s Justice Act (CJA) program aims to reduce additional trauma to child abuse victims by promoting coordinated, multidisciplinary, and child-friendly approaches to the investigation and intervention in child abuse cases. To this end, the CJA program provides scholarship opportunities for professionals working in the child protection field to further develop their knowledge and skills by attending high quality, training events. The CJA program is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to individuals and teams to participate in the following conferences:


Texas CASA Conference
Presented by: Texas CASA
Dates: October 23-25, 2014 
Location: Galveston
More info

Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas - Partners in Courage
Presented by: Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas
Dates: January 26-28, 2015
Location: Austin
More info

29th Annual Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse
Presented by: Prevent Child Abuse Texas
Dates: February 23-24, 2015
Location: San Antonio
More info

3rd Annual Child Abuse Summit
Presented by: Driscoll Children's Hospital
Dates: May 7-9, 2015
Location: Corpus Christi
More info: Coming soon

27th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference
Presented by: Dallas Children's Advocacy Center and Dallas Police Department
Dates: August 10-13, 2015
Location: Dallas
More info

Other Relevant Training Event (Please provide adequate justification.)

To apply:
  1. Read the CJA Scholarship Application Guide
  2. Complete our CJA Scholarship Application Form
  3. Return your completed application to Heidi Penix via email at heidip@yourhonor.com or via fax at 512-469-7664.