Ending Violence So Children Can Thrive

Authors: 
Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence
Published: November, 2014
Type: 
Paper/Research Report
Organization: 
U.S. Department of Justice
Series: 
Defending Childhood Initiative
Abstract: 

Established in 2013, the Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Children Exposed to Violence was charged with making high-level policy recommendations to Attorney General Eric Holder on ways to address issues around AI/AN children exposed to violence. The Advisory Committee was also directed to gather information on promising and evidence-based practices that could benefit these children and their communities. During 2013–14, the Advisory Committee convened four public hearings and multiple Listening Sessions across the nation to examine the scope and impact of violence facing AI/AN children exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and communities. The primary focus of this report is the findings and recommendations that emerged from those hearings, organized around five critical issues in protecting AI/AN children exposed to violence. The recommendations are intended to serve as a blueprint for preventing Al/AN children’s exposure to violence and for mitigating the negative effects these children experience across the United States and throughout Indian Country.

Availability: 
Defending Childhood Initiative, Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Justice; Telephone: (202) 514-2007, Website: http://www.justice.gov/defendingchildhood/task-force-american-indian-and-alaska-native-children-exposed-violence
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