In this March/April 2017 video message, OJJDP Acting Administrator Eileen M. Garry shares information about OJJDP's continued work with states and communities nationwide that are pursuing and embracing reform of their juvenile justice systems.
This video appears in the March/April 2017 OJJDP News @ a Glance.
This short film, inspired by true stories, shows how a supportive and caring adult can help a child overcome childhood trauma and exposure to violence. Each year, nearly 60% of youth are exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and communities. Recent studies demonstrate how observing violence has a lasting negative impact on a child’s brain and their cognitive development. Over time, exposure to violence during childhood is significantly correlated with negative outcomes such as psychological issues, adverse behavior, and serious illnesses. The U.S.