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NCJ Number: 176984 Find in a Library
Title: Children Exposed to Violence: Criminal Justice Resources
Series: OVC Others
Author(s): H Connelly
Corporate Author: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 12
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides an overview of issues related to children who are victims or witnesses of violence and describes private-sector and public-sector resources to help improve the response of the criminal and juvenile justice systems and other agencies to child victims and witnesses of violence.
Abstract: The discussion notes that of the 22.3 million children between ages 12 and 17, at some time in their life about 1.8 million have been the victim of a serious sexual assault, 3.9 million have been the victim of a serious physical assault, and almost 9 million have witnessed serious violence. Child protective services agencies substantiated just under 1 million cases of child abuse in 1997. In addition, 2,200 children are reported missing to police agencies every day. These children can experience numerous subsequent problems; contact with the criminal justice system often poses further trauma. The report describes technical assistance and training resources, funding opportunities, resource centers, and publications useful to adults who provide support and assistance to children exposed to violence. Mail and Internet Web site addresses, telephone numbers, and fax numbers
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Abused children; Child abuse situation remedies; Criminal Justice System Response to Victims; Victim services; Victims of violent crime
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