March | April 2012

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. According to the OJJDP-sponsored 2008 National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence, 1 in 10 children suffered from child maltreatment (including physical and emotional abuse, neglect, or
a family abduction)
during the past
year; and 1 in 16
were victimized
sexually.


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Photo of OJJDP Acting Administrator Melodee Hanes.
On January 18, 2012, Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson announced the designation of Melodee Hanes as the Acting Administrator of OJJDP. Hanes served as the Acting Deputy Administrator for Policy at OJJDP for the past 2 1/2 years. Before joining OJJDP, Hanes worked for 16 years as a deputy county attorney prosecuting child abuse, sexual assault, and homicide cases and for years trained and lectured on child abuse-related topics. Following are excerpts from an OJJDP News @ a Glance interview with Hanes about her plans and priorities for OJJDP.
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