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OJJDP Bulletin Discusses Authorities’ Knowledge of Victimization

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The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has released, “Child and Youth Victimization Known to Police, School, and Medical Authorities.”

This bulletin presents results from the National Survey of Children s Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) regarding past-year victimizations that were known to the police, teachers and other school personnel, and doctors and other medical personnel. This bulletin looks first at what and how much authorities know about child victimization and what the implications of the study findings are for increasing disclosure of child victimizations and for effective prevention and treatment. Among the survey s primary findings: in general, school officials knew about victimization episodes considerably more often (42 percent) than police (13 percent) or medical personnel (2 percent).

Resources:

“Child and Youth Victimization Known to Police, School, and Medical Authorities” (NCJ 235394) is available online athttp://www.ojjdp.gov/pubs/235394.pdf.

Print copies can be ordered online from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.

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