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Defending Childhood Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $500,000)

The Attorney General's Children Exposed to Violence Demonstration Program: Phase II will develop and support comprehensive community-based strategic planning and implementation efforts 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 focus its efforts on all children under the age of 17 who have been exposed, or are at risk of being exposed, to violence. The project's overall purpose is to reduce childhood exposure to violence in Portland. Project goals are: 1) identify all children who have been exposed to violence; 2) develop a strong collaborative network among Portland's child-serving agencies; and 3) reduce the number of children exposed to violence as well as the impact on those who have been exposed.

Date Created: September 14, 2011