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Bulletin Examines Children Exposed to Violence, Trauma and Implications for Policing

July 14, 2015

The National Institute of Justice has released "Childhood Trauma and Its Effects: Implications for Police." This bulletin summarizes the effects of ongoing trauma on young children, how these effects impair adolescent and young adult development and functioning, and the possible implications of this for policing. The author examines how children from poor communities of color are particularly at risk due to their additional exposure to street violence.

Resources:

Learn more about the Defending Childhood initiative.

Access OJJDP publications on children's exposure to violence.

 


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