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Domestic Violence. The Basics. How to Approach an Emergency call. A call of domestic violence in progress should always be considered a priority response A domestic violence should be treated as a crime and not a domestic dispute Seize weapons use in the incident

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how to approach an emergency call
How to Approach an Emergency call
  • A call of domestic violence in progress should always be considered a priority response
  • A domestic violence should be treated as a crime and not a domestic dispute
  • Seize weapons use in the incident
  • Always utilized at least two officers when separating the parties
  • Assess the situation of risk including children

(DHSS 2008)

how to interview parties
How to interview parties
  • Interview parties separately
  • The victim should be away from the line of sight and hearing of the perpetrator
  • Determine the fears of victim
  • Inform the victim of rights.
  • Provide victim information of legal remedies
needed information
Needed Information
  • Background information
  • Physical evidence including pictures and clothing
  • Statements from direct and indirect witnesses such as children and neighbors
  • Determine the aggressor
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Laws
  • The victims should be informed about EPO or emergency protective orders. EPO prohibits the offender from coming with a certain distance
  • Temporary restraining order will prevent the offender coming near the victim for longer term than EPO.
arrest
Arrest
  • Arrest should be the prefered response
  • All arrests shall be made in conformity with the state law, agency policy and procedures.
  • Warrantless arrest can be undertaken in an ongoing domestic violence :
types
Types
  • Physical
  • Verbal
  • Sexual
  • Neglect
physical abuse
Physical Abuse
  • is any act that results to non-accidental physical injury and or unreasonable infliction of physical injury to a child (NCCN 2006)
verbal abuse
Verbal Abuse
  • any act that causes the infliction of unreasonable punishment to the child through excessive verbal assault or non-verbal harassing acts (NCCN 2006).
sexual abuse
Sexual Abuse
  • any act that involves a child in a sexual activity with an adult or any person older or bigger, in which he is used as a sexual object for gratification of the older person’s needs or desires (NCCN 2006).
neglect
Neglect
  • any act that leads to unreasonable deprivation of the child’s basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, education, general care and supervision by parents or guardians (NCCN 2006).
symptoms
Symptoms
  • Bruises
  • Going to school unwashed not properly dressed and hungry
  • Frequently absent and with injuries when present
  • Not doing well in school
  • Run away from home
  • Suffering from emotional disorder
a law enforcer may take a child into custody when
A law enforcer may take a child into custody when:
  • The police officer has a court order commanding that the child be taken into custody;
  • The police officer has probable cause to believe that there is a court order that the child be taken into custody;
to take a child into custody
To take a child into custody
  • If the officer has reasons to believe that the child will be harmed if not remove from residence
  • If he has probable cause to believe that the child is a missing person (yourchild1st.com 2008)
reference
Reference
  • DHHS (2008) DIVISION OF CHILD ABUSE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICESretrieved May 23, 2008 from http://chfs.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/54B7AF71-5428-4EC6-AE69-158BBFBF8031/0/ModelDomesticViolenceLawEnforcementPolicy.htm
  • NCCN (2006) Incident of Child Abuse statistics National Commission on child abuse and     Neglect Washington Headquarters.
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Yourchild1st.com (2008) Child abuse and neglect retrieved May 23, 2008 from http://www.yourchild1st.com/abuse_and_neglect.shtml
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