"Preparing to Launch: Q & A on Implementing Parental Arrest Policies to Safeguard Children"
On July 30, 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 “Preparing to Launch: Q & A on Implementing Parental Arrest Policies to Safeguard Children .” The Albany Police Department shared their experience in developing and implementing a parental arrest policy in a mid-sized police department. Webinar attendees had the opportunity to ask panelists, representing the areas of law enforcement, child psychology, and community partners, questions regarding law enforcement agency parental arrest policies and procedures. Resources were provided to assist law enforcement agencies in developing and implementing a policy in their agency.
Incarcerated Parent Flyer-English
Incarcerated Parent Flyer-Spanish
Incarcerated Parent Flyer-FAQs
Incarcerated Parent Poster for Lockup Booking Area
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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
Police Chief Magazine - Protecting Children of Arrested Parents: Steps for Developing and Implementing an Effective Policy
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.