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Task Force on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed To Violence Holds First Public Hearing

December 18, 2013

Defending Childhood Protect Heal Thrive LogoOn December 9, 2013, the advisory committee of the Attorney General’s Task Force on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence held its first public hearing in Bismarck, ND. The hearing focused on domestic violence and physical and sexual abuse of tribal youth and how to better identify, assess, and treat these traumatized children. The committee will hold additional hearings in Phoenix, AZ, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Anchorage, AK, in 2014. Testimony and public comment offered at these hearings, along with input from experts, researchers, advocates, and impacted families, will inform the advisory committee’s final report, which is anticipated in the fall 2014.

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The task force was created in response to recommendations in the "Report of the Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence." Read the report online or order a print copy.

Learn more about the Attorney General's Defending Childhood Initiative.

Learn more about OJJDP's programs for tribal youth.