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U.S. Attorney General's Defending Childhood Initiative: Formative Evaluation of the Phase I Demonstration Program

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Date Published
November 2011
16 pages
This report presents the methodology and findings of an evaluation of Phase I of the U.S. Attorney General’s Defending Childhood Initiative (DCI), which aims to prevent children’s exposure to violence, mitigate the negative impact of such exposure when it does occur, and develop knowledge and spread awareness about children’s exposure to violence.
This report describes the nature and scope of children's exposure to violence in eight demonstration sites, describing the common and unique strategies the sites chose for addressing the problem, and drawing key lessons so that other jurisdictions seeking to address children's exposure to violence in their own communities can learn from the current evaluation of the Defending Childhood Initiative.

Date Published: November 1, 2011