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Children are exposed to violence every day in their homes, schools, and communities. Such exposure can cause them significant physical, mental, and emotional harm with long-term effects that can last well into adulthood. Exposure to violence can limit children's potential and increase their likelihood of becoming involved in the juvenile or criminal justice system. These children are often more likely to develop a substance use disorder; suffer from depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder; and fail to thrive in school, according to the Office of Juvenile Justice.
Support "Breaking the Violence Cycle" programs.
- Youth HUB Center in each community
- Cyberbullying & Deep Fake News education
- Smart & Secure Cities/Schools programs
- Hate speech & Hate Crime prevention
- Mental Health and violence Impact prevention and intervention
- Human rights, Gender&Inclusion communities engagement activities
- Human Trafficking and online prevention
- Crime & Urban Security partnerships
The act of sending children to school every day symbolizes a deep trust in the education system to nurture their growth and ensure a safe environment for learning. However, the pervasive concern about potential active assailant incidents has induced considerable apprehension among parents. This fear underscores the fundamental vulnerability faced by schools and their communities when it comes to safety.