Children Exposed to Domestic Violence (CEDV)—Specialized Response program grants are administered by Cal OES, with federal Children’s Justice Act (CJA) Grant funds. One of the primary goals of the CJA is to identify areas to improve the assessment and investigation of suspected child abuse and neglect cases in a manner that limits additional trauma to the child and the child’s family. Overseen by the California CJA Task Force and Cal OES, the CEDV programs seek to reduce exposure and trauma of children exposed to domestic violence. This is achieved through enhanced multiagency collaboration and systemic tracking, and coordination and provision of services for these child victims of domestic violence. CEDV grants are awarded to local law enforcement agencies throughout California, to establish cooperative and collaborative partnerships with a community-based domestic violence services agency, county-level child protective services, and other local social service agencies as needed.

The CJA Task Force and Cal OES contracted with Northwest Professional Consultants (NPC) Research to evaluate the Cal OES-administered CEDV projects and to provide technical assistance to current grantees regarding data collection, information management, and data reporting as it pertains to case reporting and management requirements and practices. This web-based data management system supports that effort.


Located in Portland, Oregon, NPC Research provides quality social services evaluation, policy analysis, research, and training. We are dedicated to improving the effectiveness of human services offered to children, families, and communities. Our highly skilled staff work closely with community partners and policymakers to implement research strategies that provide timely answers to policy-relevant questions. For more information, visit www.NPCResearch.com.
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