NIJ Audio: Children Exposed to Violence​

NIJ Conference Panel
June 2010

Panelists will discuss the results of the recent Office of Juvenile Justice and ​Delinquency Prevention's National Survey on Children's Exposure to Violence and findings from a seven-year follow-up study, funded by NIJ, on home visitation in New York. The survey's findings included startling figures: More than 60 percent of the children interv​iewed were exposed to violence, crime and abuse within the past year, and more than 1 in 10 were injured in an assault. The New York study evaluated Healthy Families New York, a home-visiting program that focuses on parent-child interactions and child development, and found its programs may help girls avoid risky or deviant behaviors during their early school years. The discussant will provide a practitioner's perspective on these studies and the critical issues of children exposed to violence.​

Erica L. Smith: Statistician, Bureau of Justice Statistics

Kimberly DuMont: Research Associate, New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Rensselaer

David Finkelhor: Director, Crimes Against Children Research Center; Co-Director, Family Research Laboratory; and Professor, Department of Sociology, University of New Hampshire, Durham

Patricia Stern: Founder and Chief Consultant, Stern Steps