Child Development – Community Policing
The goal of the Child Development - Community Policing Program (CD-CP) is to heal the wounds that chronic exposure to violence inflicts on children and families. The CD-CP Program is a national model of a collaborative alliance among law enforcement, juvenile justice, domestic violence, medical and mental health professionals, child welfare, schools and other community agencies. The CD-CP Program was launched in 1991 as a partnership between the City of New Haven, the New Haven Department of Police Service and the Yale Child Study Center.
Now replicated in communities nationwide, the CD-CP Program is a model for collaborative intervention programs, providing opportunities to develop prompt and effective ways to assist children and families exposed to violence, as well as to better understand the relationship between a child's exposure to violence and traumatic stress symptoms.
With a primary emphasis on the child's perspective, CD-CP has changed the traditional way that services are delivered. Thanks to the innovative work that has been done by the Yale Child Study Center's CD-CP Program over the past decade, we continue to advance our understanding of the effects of violence on children and how to break the cycle.
The pioneering efforts of the CD-CP Program led the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency to establish the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV) at the Yale Child Study Center in 1999. The mission of the NCCEV is to increase, through both words and action, public and professional awareness of the effects of violence on children. The NCCEV is a primary national resource center for anyone seeking information about the effects of violence on children and the initiatives designed to address this problem. It is also a provider of training, technical assistance and consultation to a variety of collaborative community programs across the country.
For additional information, call the NCCEV at 203-785-7047 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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