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Attorney General Outlines Initial Steps for Response to Children’s Exposure to Violence

April 22, 2013

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In an April 12, 2013, address delivered at the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention quarterly meeting in Washington, DC, Attorney General Eric Holder outlined a series of action items for implementing the recommendations of the National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence. The recommendations for preventing and reducing the impact of childrens exposure to violence were set forth in the Report of the Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence, released December 2012 as part of the Attorney Generals Defending Childhood Initiative. Attorney General Holder also announced the creation of a task force, to be led by Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West, that will address violence against children in tribal communities.

Resources:

Read the Attorney Generals address to the Coordinating Council. The council, chaired by the Attorney General, coordinates federal programs relating to juvenile delinquency prevention and missing and exploited children. Robert L. Listenbee, Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, serves as vice chair.

Order a printed copy of the Report of the Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence.