Why police should be trained and prepared to protect children from trauma when their parents are arrested

New York State's new accreditation standard, Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents/Guardians, ensures that children are safeguarded when a parent or guardian is under arrest.

Tanya Krupat and Brendan Cox

October 18, 2023

Witnessing the arrest of a parent or guardian can be very traumatic for children. Osborne’s Vice President of Policy and Advocacy Tanya Krupat and Albany Chief of Police Brendan Cox co-authored an op-ed for NYN Media about the unique position of law enforcement agencies to prevent and mitigate harm.

By working together with community partners and police departments statewide, we can promote child well-being and improve community relations. Read the full op-ed here: