Attorney General Eric Holder issued the following statement today on the release of the recommendations by the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women:
“For the past two years, the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women has displayed remarkable leadership and dedication to the cause of ending violence against women. I appreciate the thoughtful recommendations they have submitted in their final report.
“My intention when I re-chartered the advisory committee in March 2010 was to convene leaders in the field to solicit recommendations about how to improve the nation’s response to violence against women, with a specific focus on successful interventions with children and teens who witness or are victimized by domestic violence, dating violence and sexual assault.
“Prevention and successful interventions with children and teens will help break the cycle of violence that afflicts our nation. There is an unmistakable relationship between young people who witness or are victims of violence and the overall public safety of communities across the country.
“Together, I hope we can end this destructive violence and offer safety, security and hope to our children.”
Information on the National Advisory Committee can be found at: www.ovw.usdoj.gov/nac.html.