Resources on this page address how law enforcement, child welfare systems, and domestic violence advocates collaborate to respond effectively to the needs of children, youth, and families exposed to domestic violence.
Child Protection in Families Experiencing Domestic Violence (2nd ed.)
Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Children Exposed to Violence and Childhood Trauma
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (2019)
Offers a toolkit, classroom training, online training, and webinars to equip law enforcement professionals to better respond to children and families who have been exposed to violence and trauma. Police that are prepared with training and tools to respond to children exposed to violence are in a better position p protect and serve the community.
Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence: A Toolkit for Law Enforcement (PDF - 3,461 KB)
Marans & Hahn (2017)
The International Association of Chiefs of Police
Offers tools and resources for law enforcement agencies to build or enhance their response to children exposed to violence and childhood trauma. The toolkit contains an overview of children exposed to violence and the role of police in addition to protocols, assessment tools, and operational tools.
How Police are Trained to Respond to Domestic Violence
Describes police protocols for responding to domestic violence cases and provides an overview of what survivors can expect for themselves and their family members.
Responses From the Field: Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Policing (PDF - 1,546 KB)
American Civil Liberties Union (2015)
Presents concerns around the police response to domestic violence and sexual assault and recommendations for improving that response.
Responses to the Problem of Domestic Violence
Arizona State University Center for Problem-Oriented Policing (2015)
Reviews best practices and strategies for an effective police response to domestic violence and includes considerations for working with survivors and their children after violence has occurred.