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Attorney General's Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence: Ending Violence So Children Can Thrive

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Date Published
November 2014
258 pages
This report presents the Attorney General's Advisory Committee policy recommendations on the current epidemic of violence and evaluated suggestions for preventing violence and alleviating its impact on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children.
The Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Children Exposed to Violence was established in 2013 and charged to make high-level policy recommendations to Attorney General Eric Holder on ways to address issues around AI/AN children exposed to violence. The (AI/AN) Task Force was anchored by an Advisory Committee consisting of non-federal experts in the area of AI/AN children exposed to violence and a federal working group that includes federal officials from key agencies involved in issues related to AI/AN children exposed to violence. Many of the recommendations in this report are addressed to Congress and executive branch agencies outside the Department of Justice because solutions to the dire situation faced by AI/AN children must be comprehensive and will require efforts beyond the Department of Justice. The recommendations are intended to serve as a blueprint for preventing Al/AN children's exposure to violence and for mitigating the negative effects experienced by Al/AN children exposed to violence across the United States and throughout Indian country. The primary focus of this report is the findings and recommendations that emerged from the Task Force. In addition, this report incorporates and builds on two highly relevant reports that preceded it: the 2012 Report of the Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence (NCJ 241563) and the 2013 Indian Law and Order Commission (ILOC) report, A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer (NCJ 244155).

Date Published: November 1, 2014