"Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents during Investigative and Tactical Operations"
On December 9, 2014, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM EST, the IACP, in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, presented the webinar “Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents during Investigative and Tactical Operations.” The webinar included presentations from the National Tactical Officers Association and the Seminole County (FL) Sheriff’s Office. Panelists discussed risks presented to children of arrested parents during investigative and tactical operations, and provided best practice recommendations for law enforcement to effectively mitigate these risks.
A video recording of the webinar presentation is available below.
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Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents: An Overview (Training Key Part I)
Provides an overview of the problem, defines key terms, and outlines the legal obligations that govern the actions of officers when confronted with these situations.
Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents: Coordination and Response (Training Key Part II)
Outlines recommended policies and procedures for law enforcement to mitigate trauma to children during the arrest of a parent, whether or not they are home at the time.
Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents Model Policy
IACP/BJA model policy and concepts and issues paper which discusses the wide range of challenges that law enforcement officers face surrounding the arrest of parents and the corresponding impact on children under their supervision. The resource identifies policies and procedures that law enforcement can implement to help mitigate the potential trauma to children during the arrest of a parent, whether or not they are present at the time.
Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents Resource Document
Listing of resources, events, and training materials from IACP/BJA's Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents Project.
Webinar Q and A
Webinar PowerPoint Presentation
Webinar Presenter Biographies
For more information, please contact Sabrina Rhodes at email@example.com or 1-800-THE-IACP ext. 831.
This project is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number #2010-DJ-BX-K002 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions contained herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. References to specific agencies, companies, products, or services should not be considered an endorsement by the author(s) or the U.S. Department of Justice. Rather, the references are illustrations to supplement discussion of the issues.