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Child abuse investigations

Interviewing Children with Disabilities Webinar

December 2022
Prosecutors and other multidisciplinary team professionals charged with interviewing children for alleged abuse are likely to encounter children with developmental disabilities or other special needs. In this webinar that was held November 30, 2022, rates of victimization of children with special needs were provided and factors that increase risk of abuse for children with disabilities were discussed.

Office of Justice Programs' Blog Discusses Children's Advocacy Centers

The Office of Justice Programs has posted a new blog discussing Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs) in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Children's Advocacy Centers coordinate the investigation, treatment, and prosecution of child abuse cases nationwide. The blog discusses OJJDP's funding of training and technical assistance through four regional CACs that support state chapters and local centers. OJJDP also funds the National Children's Alliance...

Enhancing Law Enforcement Efforts and Engagement with Youth

OJJDP envisions a nation where children are free from crime and violence. In fiscal year 2019, OJJDP awarded $323,477,998 in grants to support programs, research, training and technical assistance, and information dissemination activities that enhance public safety, ensure youth are held appropriately accountable, and empower them to live productive, law abiding lives.

OJJDP continues its commitment to programs and initiatives that focus on fostering police-youth...

Nearly 1,700 Suspected Child Sex Predators Arrested During Operation "Broken Heart"

The Department of Justice has announced that the recently concluded Operation "Broken Heart" led to the arrest of almost 1,700 suspected online child sex offenders. The OJJDP-funded Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces conducted this operation during the months of April and May 2019 as a coordinated investigation to identify and arrest suspected online child sex offenders. OJJDP launched the ICAC Task Force Program...