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Administrator Listenbee Addresses Tribal Children's Exposure to Violence in Online Interview

April 14, 2014

On April 3, 2014, OJJDP Administrator Robert Listenbee discussed the prevention of children's exposure to violence in American Indian and Alaska Native communities during an interview on Native America Calling, an online call-in program for Native communities. Listenbee described the work the Advisory Committee of the Attorney General’s Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence has started through public hearings held across the country. He stated that the advisory committee’s charge is “to improve identification of and appropriate treatment and services for children who have been exposed to violence in Indian country” and “to involve American Indian and Alaska Native youth in the solution.”

Resources:

Listen to the online interview.

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

Learn more about OJJDP's programs for tribal youth.