This compendium of research on children exposed to violence (CEV) includes only studies funded from 2010 through 2015 that focused on children exposed to violence, broadly defined to include harassment by peers (bullying), domestic violence, child maltreatment, and violence in a child's community.
The compendium includes studies funded under the U.S. Justice Department's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and studies funded in other portfolios. The abstracts presented for each study listed were provided by the grantee in the research proposal. Four studies listed pertain to poly-victimization. Internet-based harassment is the focus of two studies, and school violence is addressed in 24 studies. Bullying was examined in 8 studies. Ten studies considered the long-term outcome of CEV, and 8 studies pertained to forensic research linked to CEV cases. Nine studies pertain to the experience of exposure to violence in the lives of youth involved in the juvenile justice system and how the system responds to them. Trafficking in minors is the subject of 5 studies, and teen dating violence is covered in 22 studies. Other research topics included in the compendium are cultural context (4 studies) and evaluations of demonstration projects (3 studies). In addition to an abstract of each study, each listing contains the grant number, grantee name, amount of the grant, and the status of the grant.
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Date Published: June 1, 2016