The Defending Childhood Technical Assistance project will support an organization and/or a consortium of organizations to provide technical assistance to grantees and others during Phase II of the Attorney Generalï¿½s Defending Childhood Initiative.
The project will offer education and training,
expert consultations, peer-to-peer networking opportunities, resources, and other tailored assistance to effectively respond to diverse communities addressing childrenï¿½s exposure to violence.
The project will be administered through a cooperative agreement with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in partnership with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).
The project will assist communities to develop and implement collaborative cross-agency policy, practice, and procedures and will assist communities in identifying evidence-based practices that address childrenï¿½s exposure to violence throughout the developmental age spectrum of 0 through 1 7. Note:
Exposure to violence includes being a victim of violence or a witness to violence and encompasses abuse, neglect or child maltreatment, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, school violence, and community violence.
This program is authorized by Pub.
111-117, 123 Stat.
3034, 3136; the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, 42 USC ï¿½ 42 USC 14043d-2; and the Victims of Crime Act, 42 U.S.C.