U.S. Department of Justice, Office Of Justice Programs, Innovation - Partnerships - Safer Neighborhoods
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Working for Youth Justice and Safety
skip navigationAbout OJJDPE-NewsOJJDP resources organized topicallyFundingProgramsState representatives and organizations that administer OJJDP programsPublicationsOJJDP Research and Statistics OJJDP conferences, teleconferences, and juvenile justice-related eventsToolsHome
   

     E-News
 
OJP Releases Law Enforcement Report on Responding to Children of Arrested Parents

June 10, 2015

First, Do No Harm: Model Practices for Law Enforcement Agencies When Arresting Parents in the Presence of ChildrenThe Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Diagnostic Center has published "First, Do No Harm: Model Practices for Law Enforcement Agencies When Arresting Parents in the Presence of Children." This report recommends model practices for law enforcement agencies for reducing trauma to children during parental arrests, including trauma-informed training, collaboration with social services and child advocacy groups, and enhanced data collection.

Resources:

Download the model policy "Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents."

Access publications in OJJDP's National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence series.

Learn more about the Attorney General's Defending Childhood Initiative.


Return to Archives