Attorney General’s Task Force on
Alaska Native Youth Exposed to Violence
June 11-12 ♦ Anchorage, AlaskaChildren’s exposure to violence, whether as victims or witnesses, is often associated with long–term physical, psychological, and emotional harm. They are also at a higher risk of being victimized again and becoming involved in the juvenile and criminal justice system.
In 2012, the U.S. Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence found that American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) children have exceptional unmet needs for services and support to prevent and respond to the violence they experience. This Task Force called for the Attorney General to “Appoint a federal task force or commission to examine the needs of American Indian/Alaska Native children exposed to violence.” (www.justice.gov/defendingchildhood/cev‐rpt‐full.pdf.)
Based on that recommendation, the Attorney General has established a Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence. Anchored by an Advisory Committee, the Task Force will convene four public hearings to examine the pervasive problems associated with AI/AN children exposed to violence in their homes, schools and communities. The information gleaned from these hearings will assist in developing policy recommendations to Attorney General Holder.
Hearing #4 – Anchorage, Alaska, open to the public
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm and
Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Theme: Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence
Location: Sheraton Anchorage Hotel,
401 E 6th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 276-8700
There will be an opportunity for scheduled oral public testimony as well as an open microphone session just prior to each day’s conclusion.
- While on‐site registration will also be provided, those wishing to provide oral public testimony are encouraged to register at: www.justice.gov/defendingchildhood in advance of the meeting.
- Those wishing to provide written testimony – please send written testimony to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- While not required, those wishing to attend the hearing are also encouraged to register through the registration link at: www.justice.gov/defendingchildhood in advance of the hearing.
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