Child abuse and sexual assault prevention is important any time of year, but it is truly highlighted during the month of April. In addition to being National Child Abuse Prevention Month, President Biden recently proclaimed it as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month as well. This is a crucial time for victims and their families as awareness is at an all-time high and organizations such as Child Justice can critically analyze new strategies for addressing and mitigating risk factors surrounding both child abuse and sexual assault.
The Office for Victims of Crime is also using this time to highlight those impacted by crimes in general. Child Justice and similar organizations around the country will be participating in National Crime Victims' Rights Week from April 18-24, 2021. This week is focused on engaging local communities and fostering trusting relationships that support victims of crime, providing important and often life-saving resources to those who need it most. To learn more about National Crime Victims' Rights Week and gain access to resources that will help you raise awareness online, please click here.