Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $159,349)
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).
This project will adopt a social-ecological framework to consider the complex interplay between individual, family/relationship, community, and societal factors that span the types of violence. The goal of this project is to raise awareness regarding children exposed to all types of violence; build capacity to recognize, respond and mitigate the impact of exposure to violence; to share and use data to drive decision-making; and to develop a multi-systemic approach to prevention, identification, and intervention in order to make Multnomah County safer for all children ages 0 through 17.