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NCJ Number: 202202 Find in a Library
Title: Guidelines for Building Partnerships That Protect Our Children
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America

Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
United States of America

National Children's Alliance (NCA)
United States of America
Date Published: May 2003
Page Count: 36
Sponsoring Agency: Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Children's Alliance (NCA)
Washington, DC 20006
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2001-JN-FX-K004
Sale Source: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Handbook
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Guidelines are presented in the building of professional partnerships which respond to child abuse and neglect.
Abstract: In a follow-up to an International Association of Chiefs of Police summit held on child protection in 2001, which focused on building partnerships to protect children, reducing the incidence of, and responding effectively to child abuse and neglect, guidelines were developed for the building of partnerships that protect children. This report presents guidelines, supporting recommendations from the summit, containing practical guidance in two major areas: building professional partnerships to respond to child abuse and neglect and building community partnerships to prevent child abuse and neglect. In building professional partnerships there are nine steps: (1) define the issues; (2) identify and engage potential partners; (3) agree on a mission statement, goals, and objectives; (4) assess strengths and needs; (5) design a multi-disciplinary response model; (6) leverage and share resources; (7) build team capacity; (8) implement the multi-disciplinary response model; and (9) evaluate the impact of the multi-disciplinary response model. Building community partnerships to prevent child abuse and neglect involves promoting appropriate reports of suspected child abuse and neglect, increasing community awareness of child abuse and neglect, supporting the community’s prevention efforts, supporting the community’s early intervention efforts, and promoting legislative advocacy.
Main Term(s): Child abuse prevention
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Community relations; Criminal justice system coordination; Interagency cooperation; Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces
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