Treat Children Like Domestic Violence Victims

Compare this typical law enforcement officers’ checklist for (mostly) women victims of domestic violence with official child welfare guidance from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) plus some commonly accepted casework principles.

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[Click here for DHS Guidelines. Click here for DHS Best Practices.]


Minnesota child welfare needs a pro-child checklist similar to ones used for domestic violence victims.

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