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Message ID: 8538
Date: 2010-05-20

Author:Wells, Susan J

Subject:RE: when to call the D.A. about suspected maltreatment

Research that includes this issue within the broader topic. The full final report should be available from NIJ or OJJDP. Child protection and justice systems processing of serious child abuse and neglect cases. By: Sedlak, Andrea J.; Schultz, Dana; Wells, Susan J.; Lyons, Peter; Doueck, Howard J.; Gragg, Frances. Child Abuse & Neglect, Jun2006, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p657-677, 21p; DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2005.11.010; (AN 21339749) Child Maltreatment and the Justice System: Predictors of Court Involvement. By: Sedlak, Andrea J.; Doueck, Howard J.; Lyons, Peter; Wells, Susan J.; Schultz, Dana; Gragg, Francis. Research on Social Work Practice, Sep2005, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p389-403, 15p; DOI: 10.1177/1049731505277947; (AN 21461417) Here is a summary article from 1996 detailing the types of protocols in place. Coordinating investigations of child abuse. Full Text Available By: Sheppard, David I.; Zangrillo, Patricia A.. Public Welfare, Winter96, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p21, 11p, 5 Black and White Photographs, 1 Diagram; (AN 9603100300) Subjects: POLICE; ASSOCIATIONS, institutions, etc.; CHILD abuse -- Reporting; UNITED States; Police Protection Susan J. Wells Professor, Joint Appointment Psychology and Social Work University of British Columbia Okanagan Arts 333 3333 University Way Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7 Canada phone: 250-807-8163 fax: 250-807-8439 -----Original Message----- From: bounce-5843085-12990613@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-5843085-12990613@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of lfontes@rcn.com Sent: May 19, 2010 8:31 AM To: child-maltreatment-research-l@cornell.edu Subject: when to call the D.A. about suspected maltreatment I realize practices vary by state and probably by district, as well as certainly by nation. Can anyone point me to materials regarding how decisions are made by CPS to report possible/probable abuse to the district attorney (prosecutor)? I am interested in anecdotal information as well as research. I'm interested in this not just for the U.S, actually, but for other countries as well. Many thanks! Lisa Fontes, Ph.D. University of Massachusetts USA

Research that includes this issue within the broader topic. The full final report should be available from NIJ or OJJDP. Child protection and justice systems processing of serious child abuse and neglect cases. By: Sedlak, Andrea J.; Schultz, Dana; Wells, Susan J.; Lyons, Peter; Doueck, Howard J.; Gragg, Frances. Child Abuse & Neglect, Jun2006, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p657-677, 21p; DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2005.11.010; (AN 21339749) Child Maltreatment and the Justice System: Predictors of Court Involvement. By: Sedlak, Andrea J.; Doueck, Howard J.; Lyons, Peter; Wells, Susan J.; Schultz, Dana; Gragg, Francis. Research on Social Work Practice, Sep2005, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p389-403, 15p; DOI: 10.1177/1049731505277947; (AN 21461417) Here is a summary article from 1996 detailing the types of protocols in place. Coordinating investigations of child abuse. Full Text Available By: Sheppard, David I.; Zangrillo, Patricia A.. Public Welfare, Winter96, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p21, 11p, 5 Black and White Photographs, 1 Diagram; (AN 9603100300) Subjects: POLICE; ASSOCIATIONS, institutions, etc.; CHILD abuse -- Reporting; UNITED States; Police Protection Susan J. Wells Professor, Joint Appointment Psychology and Social Work University of British Columbia Okanagan Arts 333 3333 University Way Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7 Canada phone: 250-807-8163 fax: 250-807-8439 -----Original Message----- From: bounce-5843085-12990613list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-5843085-12990613list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of lfontesrcn.com Sent: May 19, 2010 8:31 AM To: child-maltreatment-research-lcornell.edu Subject: when to call the D.A. about suspected maltreatment I realize practices vary by state and probably by district, as well as certainly by nation. Can anyone point me to materials regarding how decisions are made by CPS to report possible/probable abuse to the district attorney (prosecutor)? I am interested in anecdotal information as well as research. I'm interested in this not just for the U.S, actually, but for other countries as well. Many thanks! Lisa Fontes, Ph.D. University of Massachusetts USA