Child Welfare System Glossary for Kids defines common child welfare terms in child-friendly language.
This glossary is part of a package of materials specifically designed for practitioners working with child victims and witnesses. The materials were created with the input of subject matter experts and frontline practitioners from diverse professional roles who have expertise in supporting children who have experienced violence and victimization. These materials were funded by the U.S. Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and are supplementary to OVC’s Child Victims and Witnesses Support Materials.
For more information and related materials, see Child Witness Materials Project.
As of January 2023, we changed our name to Center for Justice Innovation. Though originally published under our previous name (Center for Court Innovation), the name and logo in this document has been updated to reflect the new name.