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Children Exposed to Violence

Children’s exposure to violence typically refers to children who witness or are victimized by violence. This includes physical assault, peer victimization, sexual victimization, child abuse and maltreatment, as well as witnessing (seeing or hearing) in the home, school, or community.  Exposure to violence, particularly multiple exposures, can interfere with a child’s physical, emotional, and intellectual development.


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OJP Publications

Local Measures: The Need for Neighborhood-Level Data in Youth Violence Prevention Initiatives, OJJDP-Sponsored, January 2017

Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Gun Violence and Youth, OJJDP-Sponsored, December 2016

Responding to Trauma Among Young Men of Color: Adapting the Crown Heights Approach For Your Community, OVC-Sponsored, July 2016

Compendium of Research on Children Exposed To Violence (CEV) 2010-2015, NIJ, June 2016

Youth Involvement in the Sex Trade: A National Study, OJJDP-Sponsored, March 2016

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