USDOJ: Defending Childhood: Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence: Baltimore Hearing
Attorney General Urges Professionals To Take Action on Children's Exposure to Violence
In November 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder charged the National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence (Defending Childhood Task Force) with examining ways to prevent, treat, and reduce children's exposure to violence. At the end of 2012, the task force will submit its high-level recommendations to the Attorney General. That report will serve as a blueprint for addressing children's exposure to violence.
The task force wants to hear from community members and professionals working with children and families who have experienced violence. Below are some ways you can help take action on children's exposure to violence.
Attend Public Hearings
The Attorney General's task force will hold its third of four public hearings in Miami on March 19–21, 2012. This hearing will focus on children's exposure to violence in their communities and at school. The fourth and last hearing, which will take place on April 24 in Detroit, will focus on how we can protect our children, help them heal from violence, and allow them to thrive.
Attend the Miami Hearing
USDOJ: Defending Childhood: Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence