Guidelines Research Proposals. Felony Child Abuse and Neglect. Focus: Convictions under § 18.2-371.1(A) between FY03 and FY07
[i] Age at the time of the offense – if series of offenses, age at time of 1st offense
[ii] Includes foster parents, residential facility staff, legal guardian, etc.
[iii] Failure to act – i.e. not paying attention, not seeking medical attention
[iv] Act causes injury – i.e. striking the victim, burning the victim, etc.
[i] Mental health care counseling by counselor, therapist, etc.
[ii] Life threatening injury or injury involved permanent impairment (permanent brain damage, loss of limb or organ, etc.)
[iii] Non-life threatening injury requiring hospitalization but not extensive or irreparable physical damage (i.e. broken bones, severe burns or lacerations, etc.)
[iv] Physical injuries not requiring hospitalization (i.e. bruises, minor cuts)
[v] Fear of impending danger – from victim’s perspective
[i] Called an ambulance, took victim to hospital, etc.