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.
OJJDP has updated its Statistical Briefing Book to include a new Data Snapshot on teen dating violence. The Data Snapshot draws on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System to document the trends and characteristics of dating violence reported by high school students.
Register for upcoming juvenile justice-related webinars on funding, programs, and initiatives.
The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) recently announced more than $55 million in grant funding to help communities combat human trafficking and serve children and adult survivors of trafficking. Today, OJJDP released the Preventing Trafficking of Girls funding opportunity, which supports prevention and early intervention programs for girls who are at risk of or are victims of sex trafficking.