About the CCRC
The CCRC Agenda
The Crimes against Children Research Center is undertaking a variety of important tasks to promote knowledge and improve strategies for preventing crimes against children and helping victims and families.
Policy reports on key current issues
There is a pressing need for knowledgeable experts to summarize and disseminate research on key policy issues.
National and local statistics on crimes against children
- The CCRC will promote the inclusion of data about crimes against child victims in all national crime statistics
- The CCRC will help generate child victimization data using the new National Incident Based Reporting System
- The CCRC will test ways in which crime victimization information for all children can be collected via self-report and caretaker report
Tools for practitioners and researchers
The CCRC will create, test, and disseminate developmentally appropriate screening instruments to assess exposure to crime and violence usable in both research and practice settings, such as school guidance offices, pediatric clinics, and battered women's shelters.
Promoting crime reporting and help-seeking
The CCRC is committed to developing strategies to promote reporting of crimes against children and the provision of services to child victims and their families.
Evaluating state-of-the-art prevention and intervention programs
Hundreds of programs to prevent child victimization have been created for schools and families. The CCRC will assist school administrators, law enforcement officials, and parents to select among effective programs.
Training practitioners and researchers
The CCRC will organize courses and workshops for law enforcement and child welfare practitioners, as well as fellowships for researchers and graduate students.
Monitoring and interpreting trends
The CCRC will draw attention to new developments and trends by publishing briefing papers, disseminating research, and discussing its implications.