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.
Today, the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs announced awards of more than $143.7 million in child protection grants. The awards will enhance state, local and tribal jurisdictions' capabilities to protect children and respond to juvenile victimization. OJJDP and the Office for Victims of Crime awarded grants to more than 120 sites, jurisdictions, and task forces nationwide.