The New Road | Proposal 9: Trauma-informed Training for Law Enforcement Partners
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9. Trauma-informed Training for Law Enforcement Partners
Law enforcement professionals are an integral part of the child protection system. To our knowledge, after conversations with law enforcement professionals, there is no formal training for officers involved with juvenile investigations, besides what they learn from job shadowing. What we currently know now about childhood abuse and neglect is much different than what we knew several years ago, and it is always evolving. Law Enforcement needs to be armed with this knowledge for accurate investigations that will best protect children and families, and they need to systemically commit to staying abreast of this information. We look forward to partnering with law enforcement agencies who realize how vital this commitment is.