The problem of children’s exposure to violence is an urgent one, one we can’t afford to ignore.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN
In 2010, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder launched the Defending Childhood Initiative to address the impacts of childhood exposure to violence. The Defending Childhood Initiative currently operates in eight sites nationwide, including:
This initiative raises the issue of childhood exposure to violence to a national level, promoting the health and wellness of impacted children. From policy changes, public education, professional practice changes, community and youth engagement, and key services, the Defending Childhood Initiative is working to name and address the problem, support children and the adults who care for them, and use the best science and research to increase investment in what we know works.
Learn more about childhood exposure to violence, prevention and intervention strategies from Defending Childhood partner Futures Without Violence.