OJJDP releases model practices for arresting parents in the presence of children

The 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.

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