Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents

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This Concepts and Issues Paper from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)'s National Law Enforcement Policy Center, under funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), examines issues and topics surrounding a Model Policy aimed at assisting law enforcement agencies in developing measures to safeguard children when a parent is arrested. 

The Concepts and Issues Paper is intended to provide greater insight for readers of the Model Policy concerning the rationale underlying the policy positions and directives. The paper is also intended to provide an understanding of the most promising practices that have been identified and that will form the basis for development of law enforcement training modules addressing issues involving children of arrested parents.

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