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OJJDP FY 2020 Strategies to Support Children Exposed to Violence Solicitation Webinar

March 2020
The purpose of this March 26, 2020 webinar, titled, "OJJDP FY 2020 Children's Exposure to Violence: Supporting Efforts to Address the Intersection between Victimization and Delinquency Solicitation Webinar," is to provide a general overview of the FY 2020 Children's Exposure to Violence: Supporting Efforts to Address the Intersection between Victimization and Delinquency solicitation.

OJJDP FY 2020 Strategies To Support Children Exposed to Violence

Closing Date
Funding under this program can be used to develop support services for children exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and communities; and to develop, enhance, and implement violent crime reduction strategies that focus on violent juvenile offenders. This program development and resource allocation decision by interested applicants should be based on currently available resources to the jurisdiction and gaps in services.

Changing Minds: Unique's Story

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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.

Office of Justice Programs Awards More Than $143.7 Million in Child Protection Grants

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.

Safe and Together Model Conference

All times are Eastern Time unless noted otherwise.
The Curtis Hotel

Denver, CO

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