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OJJDP Releases Law Enforcement Guide on Recognizing Child Abuse

July 28, 2014

Recognizing When a Child’s Injury or Illness is Caused by AbuseOJJDP has published the guide “Recognizing When a Child’s Injury or Illness Is Caused by Abuse.” The guide provides information to help law enforcement differentiate between physical abuse and accidental injury during a child abuse investigation. The guide also identifies questions that law enforcement should address during an investigation, describes how to conduct a caretaker assessment when a child is injured, and highlights ways to work with the medical community to distinguish types of injuries and bruises.


Read other publications in OJJDP's Portable Guides To Investigating Child Abuse series.