ERIC Number: ED451431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Keeping Children Safe: OJJDP's Child Protection Division.
More than two decades of research have pointed to the connection between childhood maltreatment and delinquency. In addition, recent research confirms that harm is inflicted on children who are subjected to family and community violence. The Child Protection Division was created in an effort to bring child protection to the forefront and to prevent delinquency. The mission of the Child Protection Division is to safeguard children by supporting research and programs on child victimization and their exposure to violence. This bulletin provides information, training, and technical assistance to state, local, and community-based agencies. It discusses the rationale for their work in areas of missing and exploited children and child maltreatment. Some examples of program initiatives include: Safe Start to reduce the impact of family violence on young children; Safe Kids/Safe Streets to reduce child abuse and neglect; Parents Anonymous to strengthen the family through self-help programs; Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program to investigate child sexual exploitation; and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to assist law enforcement agencies in their search for missing children. A list of references is provided on new and ongoing projects, initiatives, and funding opportunities. (JDM)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Children, Community Programs, Delinquency, Family Influence, Juvenile Justice, Missing Children, National Programs, Prevention, Victimization, Violence
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000. Tel: 800-638-8736 (Toll Free); Fax: 301-519-5600. For full text: http://www.ojjdp.ncjrs.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.