The Defending Childhood Demonstration Project

In this podcast, Center for Court Innovation researchers Rachel
Swaner, Lama Ayoub, and Elise Jensen discuss their National Institute of Justice funded report on the United
States Department of Justice’s Defending Childhood Demonstration Program. The
program, which began in 2010, funded eight pilot sites across the country to address children’s exposure to
violence. The Center produced a series of reports on six of the eight sites, as well as a report that
condenses lessons learned across the sites.