This resource provides information about law enforcement's role in child abuse cases, from the initial call, through the investigation, to the court proceedings. Child abuse cases have unique characteristics that make them particularly difficult to investigate, and law enforcement's response needs to be constant and consistent. This guide provides the information officers need to ensure consistency, understand their importance as vital members of the multidisciplinary team, and recognize the value of effective procedures and protocols in guiding their work with other professionals to meet the needs of abused children.
Federal Sponsor Agency: OJJDP
Publication Date: 2014