The Task Force is a multi-disciplinary group, composed of volunteer representatives who have knowledge and expertise in the area of criminal justice and child abuse. Representatives include:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Criminal/civil court Judges
  • Prosecuting Attorneys
  • Defense Attorneys
  • Child Advocates/Attorneys for Children
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • Health Professionals
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Child Protective Services
  • Individuals working with children with disabilities
  • Parent Group Representatives
  • Adult former Victims of Child Abuse and neglect
  • Individuals working with homeless children
  • US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District
  • WV Probation/Parole
  • WV DHHR, Youth Services
  • WV Child Advocacy Center Network
  • WV Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • WV Foundation for Rape and Information Services
  • WV Division of Juvenile Services
  • WV Department of Education
  • WV Justice and Community Services
  • WV Medical Examiner’s Office

Task Force members are nominated by the committee and appointed by the committee. Members are expected to attend regularly scheduled Task Force meetings held quarterly. CJA Task Force members participate in the following types of activities:

  • Identify, raise and discuss critical issues within the field of children’s justice and child abuse;
  • Provide program recommendations to the WV Center for Children’s Justice;
  • Develop policy recommendations related to children’s justice and child abuse issues;
  • Review and be prepared to discuss Task Force meeting agenda items, meeting minutes and supplemental documentation;
  • Assist the WV CCJ staff in the preparation for the West Virginia three year plan and assessment report; and
  • Represent and provide relevant information from the specific field for which he/she has been appointed.

For more information, interested parties should contact:
Andrea Darr, or call 304-766-5898