Children Exposed to Violence

Children Exposed to Violence  (Defending Childhood Task Force Recommendations) August 2013

BE IT RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges implementation of the December 2012 report of the U.S. Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children’s Exposure to Violence, entitled Defending Childhood, and urges federal, state, territorial, and tribal governments and courts to promptly implement the Report’s recommendations.

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association encourages, supports, and is committed to working with the U.S. Department of Justice, state and local prosecutors, state and local bar associations, legal services organizations, law schools, child welfare and juvenile justice agencies, public defender offices and court-appointed legal counsel, and other legal assistance providers and entities that promote improvements in juvenile justice to develop training that educates the legal profession on the issues and recommendations contained in the Defending Childhood report, and to help promote the practices proposed in the report.

These represent only those ABA Policy Resolutions in which the Commission on Youth at Risk was the principal sponsor.