This report presents the recommendations of the Attorney’s General’s Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence, a task force established in 2013 to make high-level policy recommendations to Attorney General Eric Holder on ways to address issues around American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children exposed to violence. To gather information for the recommendations, hearings and Listening Sessions were conducted nationwide to learn from key practitioners, advocates, academicians, policy makers, and the public about the issue of AI/AN children exposed to violence in the United States in and outside of Indian country. In addition, information was gathered on promising and evidence-based practices that could benefit these children and their communities. Each of the five chapters in the report addresses a critical issue in protecting AI/AN children exposed to violence. Chapters discuss: building a strong foundation, promoting well-being for AI/AN children in the home, promoting well-being for AI/AN children in the community, creating a juvenile justice system that focuses on prevention, treatment, and healing, and empowering Alaska Tribes, removing barriers, and providing resources. Each chapter contains a discussion of the topics, providing background information, data, examples of problems as well as promising practices, and the Advisory Committee’s recommendations. Numerous references.
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Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence: Ending Violence so Children Can Thrive.