Administration for Children and Families - Children's Bureau
As the oldest Federal agency for children, the Children's Bureau within the Administration for Children and Families has primary responsibility for administering Federal child welfare programs. The Children's Bureau seeks to provide for the safety, permanency, and well-being of children through leadership, support for necessary services, and productive partnerships with States, Tribes, and communities.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Child Maltreatment
The CDC is moving the injury and violence-prevention field toward primary prevention and early intervention by exploring ways to prevent child maltreatment before it occurs. To do this, the CDC is focusing efforts on research, capacity building, communication, and forming partnerships.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.
The Office of Justice Programs' CrimeSolutions.gov Web site is meant to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Included on CrimeSolutions.gov is program and topical information related to child protection/health.
Family Resource Information, Education, and Network Development Service (FRIENDS)
FRIENDS, the national resource center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP), provides training and technical assistance to Federally funded CBCAP Programs.
Federal Bureau of Investigation: Crimes Against Children (CAC) Program
The mission of the CAC program is to decrease the vulnerability of children to sexual exploitation; to develop a nationwide capacity to provide a rapid, effective, and measured investigative response to crimes against children; and to enhance the capabilities of state and local law enforcement investigators through programs, investigative assistance, and task force operations.
Federal Interagency Work Group on Child Abuse and Neglect
The Federal Interagency Work Group on Child Abuse and Neglect provides a forum for collaboration among Federal agencies with an interest in preventing child maltreatment.
MedlinePlus: Child Abuse
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other government agencies and health-related organizations.
National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV)
Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the mission of NCCEV to increase the capacity of individuals and communities to reduce the incidence and impact of violence on children and families.
NCJRS: Children Exposed to Violence Special Feature
NCJRS's Children Exposed to Violence Special Feature contains publications and related resources which focus on children's exposure to violence and the impact such exposure may have on the children.
NCJRS: Internet Safety Special Feature
This online resource offers a compilation of publications and referrals to organizations focusing on internet safety for children and internet privacy.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.
On Guard Online
This Web site provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, maintain childrens' privacy, and protect your personal information while online.
Public Health Leadership Initiative
The Public Health Leadership Initiative is a three-year project to identify best practice models of state public health leadership in the prevention of child maltreatment and the promotion of safe, stable, and nurturing relationships for children.
Safe Start Center
Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the goals of the Safe Start Center are to:
U.S. Department of Justice: Defending Childhood
The Defending Childhood initiative was launched in September 2010 to address a national crisis: the exposure of America’s children to violence as victims and as witnesses.
U.S. Department of Justice: Project Safe Childhood
Initiated in May 2006, Project Safe Childhood combines law enforcement efforts, community action, and public awareness to combat child exploitation.