To facilitate citizen participation and provide opportunities for citizens to partner with local child protection systems to ensure that these systems:
Provide the best possible service;
Prevent and protect children from abuse and neglect;
Meet the permanency needs of children; and
Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
To examine policies, procedures, and practices of state and local agencies to evaluate the extent to which state and local child protective services system agencies are effectively discharging their child protection responsibilities.