Law Enforcement Reference Guide in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
South Dakota Unified Judicial System.
State Resource Technical Report
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Intended for law enforcement personnel, this reference guide discusses procedures for handling child abuse and neglect cases. It reviews key information that officers should obtain when they are first on the scene and must determine if the child is in eminent danger, steps that should be taken if the situation does pose an eminent threat to the child's safety, techniques for interviewing the child, steps to take if there has been possible sexual abuse, required paperwork, and steps to take if immediate removal is not necessary.
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