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Child abuse prevention

Child Abuse Training for Judicial Court Personnel

The project seeks to increase awareness and knowledge of the complex issues confronting families served by juvenile and family court systems and the impact prior adverse experiences can have on families over the life-course and across generations. Training and technical assistance (TTA) will provide judges and court personnel with a wide range of skills to address the diverse and unique needs of families that experience child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and domestic child sex trafficking.

Office of Justice Programs Recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month

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 News @ a Glance, March/April 2020

Date Published
April 2020
Publication Type
Youth-Oriented Material, Report (Technical Assistance), Program/Project Description, Newsletter, News and Announcement, Instructional Material (Programmed), Grants and Funding

Changing Minds: Unique's Story

Content Advisory
Please be aware that this video contains descriptions of violence that may be distressing to some viewers.
October 2016

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.

Administrator Caren Harp's March/April 2019 Video Message

April 2019

OJJDP Administrator Caren Harp highlights National Child Abuse Prevention Month in this March/April 2019 video message. National Child Abuse Prevention Month is an annual campaign to encourage action to improve the safety and well-being of children. Subscribe to receive notices of new OJJDP News @ a Glance bimonthly electronic newsletters.  Subscribe now: https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/subscribe-ojjdp-news-glance