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Law Enforcement Training Video on Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents Released

November 3, 2015

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) have released a new training video providing an introduction to law enforcement agencies on safeguarding children of arrested parents. The video outlines strategies to help law enforcement agencies implement a trauma-informed approach to safeguard children before, during, and after the arrest of a parent. The video aligns with the IACP/BJA Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents Model Policy, which identifies policies and procedures that law enforcement can develop to minimize trauma to children during a parental arrest.


Access resources on safeguarding children of arrested parents from BJA and IACP.

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