The U.S. Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services would like to thank the following individuals and organizations, whose representatives dedicated their time and energy to creating the National Summit on Children Exposed to Violence:

American Bar Association
Child Welfare League of America
Children’s Hospital of San Diego
Children’s Mental Health Alliance Foundation
CIVITAS Initiative
U.S. Congressman Bud Cramer and Staff
Families and Work Institute
Hayes, Domenici and Associates
I Am Your Child Foundation
Menninger Clinic
Nathan Cummings Foundation
National Children’s Alliance
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Yale Child Study Center

Unless otherwise noted, quotations in this Action Plan are from Summit participants or from the following three documents that were released at the Summit and whose development was instrumental to its success:

Effective Intervention in Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment Cases: Guidelines for Policy and Practice, recommendations from the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, 1999.

Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Recommendations To Improve the Crimi-nal Justice Response to Child Victims and Witnesses, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, Monograph, June 1999, NCJ 176983 (for availability information, click here).

Children Exposed to Violence: Recommendations for State Justice Systems, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Deputy Attorney General, 1999, NCJ 180494 (for availability information, click here).

Additional quotations are from Through My Eyes, NCJ 178229, a video about children’s exposure to violence, also produced for the Summit (for availability information, click here).


Safe From the Start: Taking Action on Children Exposed to Violence
OJJDP Summary
November 2000