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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

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  1. Domestic Violence The Basics

  2. 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)

  3. 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

  4. Needed Information • Background information • Physical evidence including pictures and clothing • Statements from direct and indirect witnesses such as children and neighbors • Determine the aggressor

  5. 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.

  6. 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 :

  7. Child Abuse

  8. Types • Physical • Verbal • Sexual • Neglect

  9. Physical Abuse • is any act that results to non-accidental physical injury and or unreasonable infliction of physical injury to a child (NCCN 2006)

  10. 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).

  11. 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).

  12. 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).

  13. 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

  14. 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;

  15. 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)

  16. 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.

  17. Yourchild1st.com (2008) Child abuse and neglect retrieved May 23, 2008 from http://www.yourchild1st.com/abuse_and_neglect.shtml