Child abuse can have lifelong consequences that last well into adulthood. However, the psychological toll on victims and families can be mitigated with evidence-based, trauma-informed care from experienced multidisciplinary teams. OJJDP funds projects, programs and training that are critical to the intervention and investigation of child abuse and neglect cases.

In fiscal year 2019, there were an estimated 1,840 deaths from child abuse or neglect and approximately 656,000 victims nationwide, according to the Child Maltreatment 2019 report from the Children’s Bureau at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families.

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