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Action Partnerships for Professional Membership and Professional Affiliation Organizations Responding to Children Exposed to and Victimized by Violence

The Office for Victims of Crime has funded six national professional membership and affiliation organizations to develop and improve the capacity of their membership/professional affiliates to advance victims’ rights and improve victim services with a focus on children exposed to or victimized by violence.

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Organization Project Description Contact
American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, Illinois Through this project, the American Academy of Pediatrics will promote adoption of the medical home approach, which the Department of Justice’s Safe Start initiative has identified as an evidence-based and promising intervention for children exposed to violence. The goals of the project are to (1) increase pediatricians’ awareness of the scope and effects of children’s exposure to and victimization by violence; and (2) enhance pediatric practices’ capacity to identify children exposed to or victimized by violence and refer them to needed services. Tammy Piazza Hurley
thurley@aap.org
Phone: 800–433–9016 x 7880
American Psychological Association, Washington, District of Columbia Through the Effective Providers for Child Victims of Violence project, the American Psychological Association (APA) will: (a) reduce the gap in supporting child and adolescent victims of violence by increasing service providers’ awareness and knowledge of the impact of violence on children and adolescents and of effective trauma–focused, culturally sensitive, developmentally appropriate, evidence-based interventions; (b) build the capacity of victim service providers; and (c) establish and maintain the infrastructure to support the development and implementation of all project activities. Julia Da Silva
jsilva@apa.org
Phone: 202–336–5817
Fax: 202–336–5723
National Center for Victims of Crime, Washington, District of Columbia Through this project, the National Center for Victims of Crime will plan and conduct an 18-month Action Partnership to develop culturally elevant educational resources and provide training and technical assistance to raise awareness about the needs and rights of black children exposed to violence and victimization. The Center will plan and implement this initiative in partnership with the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) and project spokesperson William Killibrew IV. Susan Howley
showley@ncvc.org
Phone: 202–467–8722
National Children’s Alliance, Washington, District of Columbia Through this project, the National Children’s Alliance will develop "ChildVictimWeb," an eight-component multi-media training on the prevalence and impact of child victimization and trauma, evidence-based treatments and treatment planning, and case management skills. The training will improve the ability of members and professional affiliates to advance victims’ rights and improve services for children exposed to violence. Teresa Huizar
thuizar@nca-online.org
Phone: 202–548–0090 x 102
Fax: 202–548–0099
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Reno, Nevada Through the Adolescents and Intimate Partner Violence: A National Judicial Curriculum project, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), in partnership with the Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF), will increase the capacity of judges to respond to adolescent partner violence. To accomplish the project’s goals, the partners will: assess what judges need to learn to promote victim safety and offender accountability in these cases; develop a curriculum to educate judges on the dynamics of the violence, how to intervene, and how to serve as leaders in their communities on this issue; pilot test the curriculum with a 2 ½-day educational program for judges; revise the curriculum outline as needed; and integrate the educational materials developed through this project into judicial education programs throughout the country. Maureen Sheeran
msheeran@ncjfcj.org
Phone: 775–784–6295
Fax: 775–784–6160
National Crime Victim Law Institute, Portland, Oregon Through this project, the National Crime Victim Law Institute’s National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys (NAVRA) will develop a two day curriculum and a variety of practitioner tools written for both lawyer and advocate audiences. Margaret Garvin
garvin@lclark.edu
Phone: 503–768–6953
Fax: 866–301–8794

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