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About 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, and;
  • Develop knowledge and spread awareness about children’s exposure to violence.

Defending Childhood Fact Sheet

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May 6, 2011
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October 12, 2010
Every day children across America are exposed to violence in their homes, in their schools, and in their communities. To better understand the nature and extent of the problem, the Department’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to sponsor the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence.
September 23, 2010
Attorney General Eric Holder today officially unveiled Defending Childhood, a new Department of Justice initiative focused on addressing children’s exposure to violence.
September 23, 2010
Today, Safe Shores is a model of public-private collaboration at its best, an example for Child Advocacy Centers across – and beyond – the country, and a critical partner in the work of seeking and administering justice.
September 23, 2010
More information on the $5.5 Million in Grants Awarded for the First Phase of Initiative
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