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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 1, 2019

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time for communities nationwide to encourage action to improve the safety and well-being of youth. According to a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) report, 3.5 million children were subject to at least one maltreatment report in fiscal year 2017. OJJDP is partnering with the HHS Administration for Children and Families' Children's Bureau, the National Children's Alliance, and OJJDP's National Mentoring Resource Center to promote community partnerships and support efforts to address child abuse and neglect. Learn more about these partnerships and what you can do to end child abuse.

Resources:

  • Learn how children's advocacy centers coordinate the investigation, treatment, and prosecution of child abuse cases.

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