Everychild President’s Blog, February 7, 2014

“Attorney General Eric Holder launched the Defending Childhood initiative on September 23, 2010, to address a national crisis: the exposure of America’s children to violence as victims and as witnesses…Children’s exposure to violence, whether as victims or witnesses, is often associated with long-term physical, psychological, and emotional harm. Children exposed to violence are also at a higher risk of engaging in criminal behavior later in life and becoming part of a cycle of violence.This problem affects each one of us. Effectively addressing it must become our shared concern and our shared cause.”

To learn more about the Defending Childhood initiative, visit the Department of Justice website.