Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents

The purpose of this Model Policy and Concepts and Issues Paper is to assist law enforcement agencies in developing measures to safeguard children when a parent is arrested. Instrumental to the development of this paper was the use of a focus group composed of federal, state, local, and tribal practitioners with expertise in child welfare, law enforcement, children’s mental health, and children with incarcerated parents. The Model Policy should be used as a template for agencies to develop and/or customize an internal policy, which should also reflect the input and coordination of partner organizations in order to incorporate their resources and capabilities.


Federal Sponsor Agency: BJA

Provider: IACP

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