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Publications and Online Materials

America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, Annual

Child Maltreatment Annual Reports
Administration for Children and Families, Annual

Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities 2018: Statistics and Interventions
Child Welfare Information Gateway, March 2020

What is Child Abuse and Neglect? Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms
Child Welfare Information Gateway, April 2019

Pathways Between Child Maltreatment and Adult Criminal Involvement
National Institute of Justice, October 2017

Effects of Child Maltreatment, Cumulative Victimization Experiences, and Proximal Life Stress on Adult Crime and Antisocial Behavior
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2016

Children's Exposure to Violence, Crime, and Abuse: An Update
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, September 2015

Prevalence of Childhood Exposure to Violence, Crime, and Abuse: Results From the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, August 2015

For additional and historical items from the Office of Justice Programs on this and other topics, see the Publications listing.

Crimes Against Children Research Center
The Crimes Against Children Research Center has conducted the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence, funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This project is designed to document the incidence and prevalence of children's exposure to violence, with special emphasis on exposure to domestic and community violence.

National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS)
NCANDS is a voluntary national data collection and analysis system created in response to the requirements of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (Public Law 93-247) as amended.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Statistical Briefing Book (SBB)
OJJDP's SBB enables users to access online information to learn more about juvenile crime and victimization and about youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The data analysis and dissemination tools available through SBB give users quick and easy access to detailed statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics, including youth homicide victims and youth victims of violence.

Date Modified: March 17, 2021
Date Created: August 14, 2020