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Report of the Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence

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December 2012
After documenting the scope and prevalence of the types of violence to which children are exposed in the United States, along with the nature and effects of the trauma violence induces in children’s lives, this report provides a “blueprint” for action by the Federal Government, States, tribes, communities, and the private sector to increase and coordinate research and resources to defend children against exposure to violence.
Children’s exposure to violence, whether as victims or witnesses, is often associated with long-term physical, psychological, and emotional harm. Children exposed to violence are also at a higher risk of engaging in criminal behavior later in life and becoming part of a cycle of violence. This report presents recommendations from the Task Force to prevent, reduce, and treat children’s exposure to violence.

Date Published: December 1, 2012