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Title: Report to the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs From the Family Violence Working Group
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Family Violence Working Group
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 37
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report explains the purpose of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Working Group on Family Violence, the nature and extent of the problem of domestic assault, and the projects and activities of each of the five OJP bureaus represented in the Working Group.
Abstract: Established in November 1993, the Working Group has the mission of providing a more prominent OJP focus on violent crime within the family through improved interagency information exchange, coordinated planning, and collaboration on projects. National incidence and research studies reveal the dramatic increase in family violence and the increasing tendency to respond to the problem not only as crime within the family but also as the prevention of crime outside the family. In 1993, approximately 1,299 children died from child abuse and neglect, an estimated 2.9 million cases of child abuse and neglect were reported, and an estimated 1,016,000 of the reported cases were confirmed by child protective services. Being abused or neglected as a child increases the risk of arrest as a juvenile by 53 percent, as an adult by 38 percent, and for a violent crime by 38 percent. Projects sponsored by Working Group members focus on prevention, detection, intervention, treatment, and criminal justice responses to all forms of domestic assault, including child abuse and neglect, spouse abuse, and abuse of the elderly. Lists of OJP contact persons and recent OJP publications on domestic assault and contact persons in each unit of OJP
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Child abuse detection; Child abuse situation remedies; Criminal justice projects; Criminal justice research; Criminology; Domestic assault arrest policies; Domestic assault prevention; Domestic violence causes; Federal programs; Spouse abuse detection; US Department of Justice
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