In April, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention joins communities nationwide in observing National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
"During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we want every young person in the United States who has faced the fear and pain of abuse or neglect to know they are not alone. We see you and will always fight to protect your safety and well-being. We reaffirm our commitment to listening to children, standing with brave survivors, and reaching out across our communities to support families and to help others in need."
—President Joseph Biden
The Office continues to provide significant support for the investigation and intervention of child abuse through training and enhancing services for child victims.
In fiscal year 2022, the Office awarded $47 million in projects and training for the Victims of Child Abuse Act program—including more than $27.6 million to support local, Tribal, and regional Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs) and $19.5 million for training and technical assistance to Tribal CACs, child abuse prosecutors, court appointed special advocates, and judicial, legal, and social services professionals. Also in 2022, OJJDP awarded nearly $7 million under the Strategies to Support Children Exposed to Violence to enhance support services for children exposed to violence.
Training and Technical Assistance
- OJJDP Training and Technical Assistance
- Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance: Building Resiliency in Child Abuse Organizations
- Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance: Child Abuse and Neglect Training Unit
- Keeping Faith - Monday, October 16, 2023, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. ET
- Multidisciplinary Teem Facilitator Peer Forums - Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at 2-3 p.m. ET
- 2023 Zero Abuse Project Summit - Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 12-5 p.m. ET; Thursday, June 8, 2023, 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. ET; Friday, June 9, 2023, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET