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Action Partnership on Interventions for Black Children Exposed to Violence and Victimization

About the Action Partnership

Under this Action Partnership, the Youth Initiative of the National Center for Victims of Crime and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation with project spokesperson William Kellibrew, IV and MEE Productions, Inc., supported by the Defending Childhood Initiative, Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, collaborated with leading experts on urban trauma and Black child and family development to develop culturally-relevant educational resources and advocacy to raise awareness about the needs and rights of Black children exposed to violence and victimization.

This project is part of Defending Childhood, an initiative of Attorney General Eric Holder that strives to harness resources from across the Department of Justice to:
  • Prevent children’s exposure to violence; 
  • Mitigate the negative impact of children’s exposure to violence when it does occur, and; 
  • Develop knowledge and spread awareness about children’s exposure to violence. 

Learn more about Black Children Exposed to Violence and Victimization.


         
The Action Partnership on Interventions for Black Children Exposed to Violence and Victimization, a Defending Childhood initiative, is a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime in conjunction with the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and MEE Productions Inc. This was produced by the National Center for Victims of Crime under Grant No. 2010-VF-GX-K007 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this document are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.