DOJ Strategies to Support Children Exposed to Violence
The overall goal of the program is to build the capacity of families and communities to help children exposed to violence.
Improve family and community responses to children exposed to violence.
Increase protective factors to prevent juvenile violence, delinquency, and victimization.
Support communities to develop, design, and deliver prevention and intervention strategies to support children exposed to violence.
Project sites can use funding to support any or all of the following strategies:
Enhance and/or develop supportive services for children exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and communities.
Develop community-based violence prevention and intervention approaches that address risk factors and build on protective factors to reduce juvenile delinquency and crime in areas with high exposure to violence.
Provide direct, person-to-person outreach strategies to increase awareness and build the capacity of families and communities to help children exposed to violence.