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CrimeSolutions.gov
The National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ’s) CrimeSolutions.gov Web site is meant to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Included on CrimeSolutions.gov is program and topical information as well as OJP research related to children exposed to violence.

Defending Childhood
Defending Childhood is an initiative of Attorney General Eric Holder that strives to harness resources from across the Department of Justice to:
  • Prevent children's exposure to violence.
  • Mitigate the negative impact of children's exposure to violence when it does occur.
  • Develop knowledge and spread awareness about children's exposure to violence.

Safe Start Center
Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the goals of the Safe Start Center are to:

  • broaden the scope of knowledge and resources for responding to the needs of children exposed to violence and their families.
  • provide and disseminate information about the Safe Start Initiative and emerging practices and research concerning children exposed to violence.
  • raise national awareness about issues concerning children exposed to violence.

Additional Resources

Children's Bureau
Within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, the Children's Bureau seeks to provide for the safety and well being of children through leadership, support for necessary services, and productive partnerships with States, Tribes and communities.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Child Welfare Information Gateway site provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.

Cops, Kids and Domestic Violence
Developed for law enforcement, this National Child Traumatic Stress Network CD-ROM-based training focuses on the impact of domestic violence on children. It is approximately 20 minutes long and includes a combination of video and audio clips. The goal of the training is to provide officers with concrete information about what they can do when responding to the scene of a domestic violence call.

Crimes Against Children Research Center
The Crimes Against Children Research Center has conducted the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence, funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This project is designed to document the incidence and prevalence of children's exposure to violence, with special emphasis on exposure to domestic and community violence.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ) 2010 Conference
During the 2010 NIJ Conference, the following panel discussion was held:

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): Children and Violence
The Children and Violence section of the NIMH Web site highlights publications, research, and materials focusing on violence among young people, as well as the effects of violence on young people.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to the delinquency and victimization of juveniles.

Youth Violence
The NCJRS Youth Violence Special Feature contains publications and resources focusing on violence among youths and the prevention of such violence.

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