Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $159,967)
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 Safer Tomorrows: Ending Children's Exposure to Violence Project is a collaborative community effort to implement an initiative to systematically address children aged 0 to 17 who are exposed to violence, including child physical and sexual abuse, youth dating violence, sexual assault and stalking/cyber-stalking, witnessing domestic violence, bullying, and community violence. During the first year, the community partners will conduct a comprehensive needs and resources assessment, leading to implementation plans to address a) collection and analysis of data for public awareness, b) prevention activities, and c) system response, including identification, screening and referral processes.