The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for research and evaluation on children exposed to violence.
In particular, NIJ is seeking proposals that address justice system response to children identified as exposed to various types of violence, polyvictimization and multisystem involvement, and resilience and help-seeking.
Such violence may include children who are direct victims and/or bystanders or observers of various forms of violence in the home, school, or community, including but not limited to peer victimization, bullying, harassment, child maltreatment, domestic violence, and community violence.
NIJ is seeking multidisciplinary research and evaluation proposals examining children exposed to violence in the following topic areas
1. Criminal or juvenile justice system responses to children identified as witnesses to or victims of violence and trauma across a broad range of violence exposures, regardless of where they enter the system.
2. The identification, characteristics, correlates, and consequences of polyvictimization and/or multisystem involvement among children exposed to violence.
3. Factors that impact a child’s ability to cope with exposure to violence.