What is Child Welfare? A Guide for Law Enforcement

Date: July 2018
What Is Child Welfare? A Guide for Law Enforcement

Author(s): Information Gateway

Year Published: 2018

File Size: 279 KB

This factsheet is designed to explain child welfare work and how law enforcement professionals (police officers, crime scene investigators, detectives, etc.) can forge a mutually beneficial relationship with child welfare managers and caseworkers to keep children, families, and communities safe. The factsheet looks at best practices for collaboration, the importance of information-sharing and cross-training, and various State examples. It also includes a list of relevant resources.

Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2018). What is Child Welfare? A Guide for Law Enforcement. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau.

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