"Collaborating with Community Partners to Safeguard Children of Arrested Parents"
On January 14, 2015, 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 “Collaborating with Community Partners to Safeguard Children of Arrested Parents.” Webinar panelists represented the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children and the Plano, Texas Police Department. The presentations highlighted strategies for law enforcement to collaborate with child welfare services and other community partners to ensure the best outcomes for children of arrested parents.
A video recording of the webinar presentation is available below.
DEC Guide for Law Enforcement: Key Insights for Partnering (16Mb PDF)
Do You Suspect a Drug Endangered Child?
Drug Endandered Children Guide for Law Enforcement
Drug Exposed Children: What Caregivers Should Know
Evidence of Drug Endangered Children
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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 PowerPoint Presentation
Webinar Presenter Biographies
For more information, please contact Sabrina Rhodes at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.