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Domrzalski & Klein Podcast: How APD Can Fix Its CYFD Referral Problem

Domrzalski & Klein Podcast: How APD Can Fix Its CYFD Referral Problem

In this first podcast we discuss how APD can better handle child abuse and neglect referrals.

This is the first of a series of podcasts by ABQ Free Press Editor Dennis Domrzalski and columnist Dan Klein.

Klein is a retired APD sergeant who has strong opinions about the police department and how it has been run.

In this first podcast we discuss how APD can better handle the child abuse and neglect referrals it receives from the state’s Children, Youth and Families Department.

In the Victoria Martens case, APD received a referral from CYFD but never sent an officer out to talk to the girl or her mother.

That referral came in to APD six months before Victoria was brutally murdered, and it said that the boyfriend of Victoria’s mother had tried to kiss the girl against her will.

Again, no APD officer was ever sent to Victoria’s home.

An investigation by the Civilian Police Oversight Agency found that APD has no written policy on how to deal with referrals from APD. That, the agency said, is troubling.

Klein spent more than 20 years in APD and here are his ideas on how the department can fix this problem.

This podcast is about 16 minutes long.

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  • Robin
    August 13, 2017, 8:14 am

    A Social Worker who has had CPS training is needed to lead investigations of child abuse (and elder abuse, too). If needed a police officer can come as back up.

    Many states have systems that use social services rather than the police to quickly investigate, determine safety and make a safety plan if needed.

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  • Robin
    August 13, 2017, 8:14 am

    A Social Worker who has had CPS training is needed to lead investigations of child abuse (and elder abuse, too). If needed a police officer can come as back up.

    Many states have systems that use social services rather than the police to quickly investigate, determine safety and make a safety plan if needed.

    REPLY
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