In 2014, the Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative became comprised of two programs: Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice. 

To view more about each program, click the links below. 


Parents are the most important individuals in ensuring the health and safety of their children.  However, not all parents can or do properly care for their children due to a variety of reasons, including substance abuse, domestic violence, physical abuse and mental health disorders.  When a child is unsafe, the child welfare court system becomes involved.

The goal of the...Read more

Recognizing research showing the cross over of many youth from the child welfare system to the juvenile justice system and following a legislative session which included many juvenile justice reforms, the Juvenile Justice Court Improvement Project (JJCIP) was created.  Juvenile probation took over many of the case management systems that formerly were a responsibility of the Department of...Read more