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In response to the Administration’s 2010 National Drug Control Strategy, the U.S. Department of Justice established the Federal Interagency Task Force on Drug Endangered Children (DEC).The DEC Task Force Federal Partnerships Subcommittee conducted an assessment of promising practices in the field and of training modules provided by federal, state, local, tribal, and community-based providers across the country. This toolkit is a compilation of many of those practices for your use, separated into three categories: (1) increasing DEC awareness, (2) fostering community collaboration and (3) creating a more effective response.
The goal of the Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative, supported by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, is to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. Beginning in 2010, and continuing over 18 months, Vision 21 projects examined the current framework of the victim assistance field in the United States and explored new and existing challenges facing the field.
This list of publications from the National Justice Reference Service was created to share information about programs that may support VOCA dollars to support drug endangered children. This resource is a list of citations.
The list of publications are recommended regarding supporting children of substance-abusing parents. The list of citations and abstracts was compiled by the national Criminal Justice Reference Service.
A resource for professionals that describes the best practices of Child Forensic Interviewing. This bulletin developed by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides the purpose, historical context, stages of interviews, considerations and tips for forensic interviewers when working with children.
This research brief from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluations contains findings regarding the opioid epidemic and the child welfare system. The brief addresses the results of a mixed methods study that examined caseloads, availability and use of substance treatment and the child welfare system response to the epidemic.