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RST Attorney General Demonstration Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $159,534)

The Attorney General's Children Exposed to Violence Demonstration Program: Phase I will develop and support comprehensive community-based strategic planning to prevent and reduce the impact of children's exposure to violence in their homes, schools, and communities. A Department-wide committee of bureaus and offices (the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), along with the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), and Executive Office of United States Attorneys (EOUSA) jointly manages and supports this project. This program is authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, 42 USC §§ 5665-5667; the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010, Pub. L. 111-117; the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, 42 USC § 10403d-2; and the Victims of Crime Act, 42 USC 10603(c)(1)(A).

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe will create a key partnership with the established Multi-disciplinary team. The purpose of this collaborative body is to reduce the impact of children's exposure to violence on the Rosebud Indian Reservation (RIR). Three goals are key: first, to reduce childhood exposure to violence in all 20 RIR communities; second, to increase knowledge about and awareness of childhood exposure to violence through education and outreach activities; and third, to reduce the negative impacts of children's exposure to violence.


Date Created: September 22, 2010