"Developing a Policy to Protect Children of Arrested Parents"
On June 15, 2015, from 1:00 to 2:30 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 “Developing a Policy to Protect Children of Arrested Parents.” Webinar panelists represented the San Francisco Police Department, the San Francisco Office of Citizen Complaints, the San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership, and Project WHAT! Webinar panelists provided guidance on the planning and implementation process of a police departmental policy to protect children at the time of parental arrest. Resources were provided to assist law enforcement agencies in developing and implementing relevant policies in their agency.
CRB Children of Arrested Parents: Strategies to Improve Their Safety and Well-Being
CRB Keeping Children Safe When Their Parents are Arrested
Police Chief Magazine Article - Protecting Children of Arrested Parents
SFCIPP From Rights to Realities
SFCIPP Children of Incarcerated Parents Bill of Rights
SFPD Pocket Card - Keeping Children Safe at the Time of Arrest
SFPD General Oder 7.04 Children of Arrested Parents
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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.
Webinar PowerPoint Presentation
Webinar Presenter Biographies
Webinar Q &A
CAP Pre-arrest/Arrest Checklist
San Francisco PD Roll Call Training Video link
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.