Child abuse prevention
The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has announced $261 million in awards to support mentoring services for youth and protect children from abuse, exploitation, and sex trafficking.
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.
The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced awards of more than $144 million to enhance services for victims of crime nationwide. OJJDP awarded more than $54 million to support the effective investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases and improve positive outcomes for child abuse and neglect victims.
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.
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.
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
On April 30, 2019, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. ET, OJJDP and the National Mentoring Resource Center will present "Supporting Child Welfare through Mentoring: Building Effective Partnerships." In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, this webinar will highlight OJJDP mentoring grantees who are partnering with child welfare organizations to support children and families.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Child Abuse Library Online (CALiO), supported by OJJDP, provides a collection of publications and resources for professionals working in fields associated with child abuse prevention. CALiO is a service of the National Children's Advocacy Center.
By Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner, Children's Bureau and Caren Harp, Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time for communities nationwide to encourage action to improve the safety and well-being of youth. According to a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) report, 3.5 million children were subject to at least one maltreatment report in fiscal year 2017.