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In Focus: Children's Advocacy Centers

NCJ Number
254817
Date Published
April 2022
Length
1 page
Annotation

This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) In Focus brief details the important work of children's advocacy centers and their multidisciplinary teams of child abuse prevention and intervention professionals.

Abstract

Child maltreatment is a serious national problem. In fiscal year 2020 alone, approximately 618,000 children in the United States experienced abuse and neglect, and 1,750 died as a result. OJJDP supports the important work of children's advocacy centers and their multidisciplinary teams of child abuse prevention and intervention professionals. In 2021, 939 local children's advocacy centers served more than 386,000 children across the country. This OJJDP In Focus fact sheet details programs and training and technical assistance for the children's advocacy centers and their multidisciplinary teams of child abuse prevention and intervention professionals.