Domestic Violence

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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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Domestic ViolenceThe BasicsHow 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
  • 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
  • Background information
  • Physical evidence including pictures and clothing
  • Statements from direct and indirect witnesses such as children and neighbors
  • Determine the aggressor
  • 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 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 :
  • Child Abuse Types
  • Physical
  • Verbal
  • Sexual
  • Neglect
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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:
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Yourchild1st.com (2008) Child abuse and neglect retrieved May 23, 2008 from http://www.yourchild1st.com/abuse_and_neglect.shtml
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