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Message ID: 8251
Date: 2009-09-16

Author:lfontesrcn.com

Subject:Re: indicated reports vs unfounded reports

Did you or anyone call the police or the DA? They could pursue a criminal case based on a confession alone--and that would force CPS to act.



---- Original message ----

>Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 22:16:11 -0400

>From: Vicki Polin

>Subject: Re: indicated reports vs unfounded reports

>To: "Child Maltreatment Researchers"

>

> I once had a case in which a client disclosed to me

> he was molesting his daughter. Not only did I make

> a hot-line report, but he did too. When child

> protection went out to investigate the daughter

> refused to disclose the abuse. They were going to

> close the case, even though the offender admitted to

> what he had done. I was able to intervein and the

> case remained open and services provided. I don't

> know if you would consider this to be an example of

> an unfounded case, yet I would think in that case

> the daughter would have been extremely vulnerable

> Vicki Polin, MA, NCC, LCPC, ATR-BC

> Founder and CEO

> The Awareness Center, Inc.

> (the international Jewish Coalition Against Sexual

> Abuse/Assault)

> P.O. Box 65273, Baltimore, MD 21209

> www.theawarenesscenter.org

> 443-857-5560

> Confidentiality Note: This email message and any

> files transmitted with it are confidential and

> intended solely for the use of the individual/s or

> entities to whom they are addressed. If you are not

> the named addressee/s, you should not disseminate,

> distribute or copy this e-mail, nor take any action

> in reliance on the contents of this information.

> Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail if

> you have received this e-mail by mistake and delete

> this e-mail from your system. Thank you

> On Sep 15, 2009, at 5:48 PM, Todd McDonald wrote:

>

> Dear list members. Does anyone know if unfounded

> cases of abuse or neglect are as at risk for

> problems down the road compared with indicated

> cases? Are these children just as vulnerable?

>

> Todd

>

>

>

> =







Did you or anyone call the police or the DA? They could pursue a criminal case based on a confession alone--and that would force CPS to act.



---- Original message ----

>Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 22:16:11 -0400

>From: Vicki Polin

>Subject: Re: indicated reports vs unfounded reports

>To: "Child Maltreatment Researchers"

>

> I once had a case in which a client disclosed to me

> he was molesting his daughter. Not only did I make

> a hot-line report, but he did too. When child

> protection went out to investigate the daughter

> refused to disclose the abuse. They were going to

> close the case, even though the offender admitted to

> what he had done. I was able to intervein and the

> case remained open and services provided. I don't

> know if you would consider this to be an example of

> an unfounded case, yet I would think in that case

> the daughter would have been extremely vulnerable

> Vicki Polin, MA, NCC, LCPC, ATR-BC

> Founder and CEO

> The Awareness Center, Inc.

> (the international Jewish Coalition Against Sexual

> Abuse/Assault)

> P.O. Box 65273, Baltimore, MD 21209

> www.theawarenesscenter.org

> 443-857-5560

> Confidentiality Note: This email message and any

> files transmitted with it are confidential and

> intended solely for the use of the individual/s or

> entities to whom they are addressed. If you are not

> the named addressee/s, you should not disseminate,

> distribute or copy this e-mail, nor take any action

> in reliance on the contents of this information.

> Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail if

> you have received this e-mail by mistake and delete

> this e-mail from your system. Thank you

> On Sep 15, 2009, at 5:48 PM, Todd McDonald wrote:

>

> Dear list members. Does anyone know if unfounded

> cases of abuse or neglect are as at risk for

> problems down the road compared with indicated

> cases? Are these children just as vulnerable?

>

> Todd

>

>

>

> =