The Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence presented its final report and 56 policy recommendations at a news conference Washington D.C. on December 12, 2012. The report reflects findings gathered from public hearings across the country over the past year. The Task Force was comprised of 12 leading national experts, including practitioners, child advocates, attorneys, and physicians.
Members included ICAN Executive Director, Deanne Tilton Durfee, Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Home Boys Inc., and Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell. Robert Listenbee, Jr., Chief of the Juvenile Unit of the Philadelphia Defender Association co-chaired the Task Force with Joe Torre, founder of the Safe at Home Foundation.
"The findings of this task force will ensure the policymakers, criminal justice professionals, social service providers, and members of the public continue to regard preventing and remedying children's exposure to violence as far more than a professional obligation - but as a moral calling."
~ Attorney General Holder
"The work of the Task Force validated the importance of ICAN's work to bring together multi-agency councils and teams to protect children from harm."
~ ICAN Executive Director Deanne Tilton Durfee
Download the Task Force Report.
For more information about the task force and Attorney General Holder’s Defending Childhood Initiative, please visit: www.justice.gov/defendingchildhood .
Press release: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2012/December/12-ag-1487.html