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NCJ Number: 249230 Find in a Library
Title: Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents: Coordination and Response
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: October 2014
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Grant Number: 2010-DJ-BX-K002
Publication Number: IACP Training Key #692
Sale Source: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material (Programmed); Issue Overview; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Part II of a two-part Training Key on children of arrested parents recommends policies and procedures for law enforcement agencies in addressing the needs of these children.
Abstract: Law enforcement agencies must train officers to identify and respond effectively to a child of an arrested parent, whether or not the child is present at the time of the arrest. The purpose of such training is to help minimize trauma to the child due to the parent’s arrest by providing emotional and physical support and safety during and following the parent’s arrest. Safeguarding a child’s well-being is the shared responsibility of a number of partner organizations within the community, not only law enforcement agencies. This requires structured collaboration and coordination among these organizations in setting policies and practices, as well as sharing resources for the benefit of children of arrested parents. This Training Key offers policy and practice suggestions regarding a child’s custody after the arrest, the child’s contact with the parent after the arrest, interagency coordination and training, pre-arrest planning, making an arrest, appropriate placement of a child, and follow-up visits to the child and his/her caregiver after the arrest. 3 notes
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Arrest procedures; BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; Children at risk; Children of incarcerated offenders; Interagency cooperation; Police management; Police policies and procedures; Police policy development; Police specialized training
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