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Message ID: 9111
Date: 2012-02-17

Author:U Of M

Subject:Re: Law enforcement and foster care

In Minnesota this is information gathered at the State level in their CW information system. It is under reason child is in placement. The problem encountered with this line of research in a national scope is the differing state laws in removing children. In Minnesota only police or a judge's order executed by law enforcement can remove children in emergencies. Even when CPS wants to remove children, they need to submit an order to a judge for removal which is executed through law enforcement. The state system will reflect reason for removal and depending on the information available to the shelter staff it could have police order or other reasons such as neglect/abuse. Thus some would say on MN all children are remove by law enforcement however not all removals are instigated by law enforcement. Timothy B. Zuel, PhD University of Minnesota Sent from IPhone On Feb 13, 2012, at 3:17 PM, Jane Marshall wrote: > Dear colleagues, > > Does anyone know the statistics on the rate at which children enter > foster care by reports from law enforcement? Or a resource that > contains this information? Neither the AFCARS nor Child Maltreatment > 2010 reports provide these statistics. > > Thanks, > Jane Marshall > > -- > Jane Marie Marshall > Doctoral Candidate, School of Social Work > University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign > Field Coordinator, Illinois Permanency Enhancement Project > >

In Minnesota this is information gathered at the State level in their CW information system. It is under reason child is in placement. The problem encountered with this line of research in a national scope is the differing state laws in removing children. In Minnesota only police or a judge's order executed by law enforcement can remove children in emergencies. Even when CPS wants to remove children, they need to submit an order to a judge for removal which is executed through law enforcement. The state system will reflect reason for removal and depending on the information available to the shelter staff it could have police order or other reasons such as neglect/abuse. Thus some would say on MN all children are remove by law enforcement however not all removals are instigated by law enforcement. Timothy B. Zuel, PhD University of Minnesota Sent from IPhone On Feb 13, 2012, at 3:17 PM, Jane Marshall wrote: > Dear colleagues, > > Does anyone know the statistics on the rate at which children enter > foster care by reports from law enforcement? Or a resource that > contains this information? Neither the AFCARS nor Child Maltreatment > 2010 reports provide these statistics. > > Thanks, > Jane Marshall > > -- > Jane Marie Marshall > Doctoral Candidate, School of Social Work > University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign > Field Coordinator, Illinois Permanency Enhancement Project > >