The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) joins communities nationwide in observing Child Abuse Prevention Month.
“Child maltreatment is pervasive and happens in many ways, from neglect, physical and sexual abuse to online exploitation, sex trafficking and the damage wrought by America’s addiction crisis,” said OJP Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan.
The Department of Justice is investing significantly in the fight against child abuse. Last year, OJP awarded more than $143 million to support programs to protect children, including more than $20 million for OJJDP-supported Children’s Advocacy Centers. Local centers served over 370,000 abused and neglected children. Learn more about how OJP is working to protect children from neglect and maltreatment.