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Officers investigating an actual, potential, or suspected case of child abuse, child neglect, or child sexual abuse, regardless if committed by a caregiver or non-caregiver, shall immediately notify _____ and _____

Florida Abuse Hotline


regarding incidents of child abuse, child neglect, or child sexual abuse: If a DCF Protective Investigator is the complainant and is present, he will be listed as the complainant on the General Offense Report. Officers must _____ and are required to note in the report's narrative ___ to comply with FSS 39.201

contact the Florida Abuse Hotline System
that the Florida Abuse Hotline Information System was contacted and that the DCF Investigator (include his name) was present


The information required in (a) and (b) above is, by F.S.S. 39.201, the responsibility of the reporting officer; however, can it be delegated to another person?



For the purposes of the Florida Abuse Hotline Information System, as outlined by F.S.S. 39.01(2) _____ means any willful act or threatened act that results in any physical, mental, or sexual injury or harm that causes or is likely to cause the child's physical, mental, or emotional health to be significantly impaired.

Child Abuse


Abuse of a child includes _____ or _____.

acts or omissions


Corporal discipline of a child by a parent or legal custodian for disciplinary purposes does not in itself constitute abuse when it _____

does not result in harm to the child.


According to F.S.S. 39.01(31) _____ “means that the parent or other person responsible for the child's welfare fails to supply the child with adequate food, clothing, shelter, or health care, although financially able to do so, or although offered financial or other means to do so.”

Child Neglect


In Addition to Child Abuse and Child Neglect F.S.S. 827.03(2)(a)(b)(c) states “Aggravated Child Abuse” occurs when a person:

(a) Commits aggravated battery on a child;
(b) Willfully tortures, maliciously punishes, or willfully and unlawfully cages a child. (Maliciously means, “Done from ill will, hatred, spite, or an evil intent.”
(c) Knowingly or willfully abuses a child and in so doing causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement to the child.


Officers will complete a _____ on all cases of alleged abuse or neglect (this includes verified and unfounded cases).

General Offense Report


Officers that are unable to contact the alleged victim(s) or unable to verify a bona fide case of abuse or neglect shall complete an_____, routing it to the _____;

information report
Special Assault Unit


Child abuse/Child Neglect: The victim will be transported to _____ if he or she requires medical treatment. The _____ is equipped to properly assist victims and assist with evidence collection;

UF Health Jacksonville
CPT at UF Health Jacksonville


A _____ shall interview the suspect any time an aggravated child abuse arrest is made, 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays

Special Assault detective


A Special Assault detective will _____ when an aggravated type injury occurs to a child whether or not the injury is thought to be as a result of abuse, an accident, or unknown means [i.e., broken bones, head injuries, and injuries that require hospitalization]);

be notified


If allegations of child abuse are made against a Duval County School Board employee (i.e., teacher, principal, coach, or anyone having responsibility for students); who is notified?

a detective


Can information provided to officers from DCF Investigators or the CPT Investigators may be relied upon as the basis for a General Offense Report or as probable cause for an arrest?



Child neglect/child abuse: Law enforcement officers are required to conduct their own _____ of these offenses, but at the same time, _____ with DCF and the SAO.

independent investigations
coordinates their case findings


Some of these reports may be taken over the phone by Tele-Serv. Is it necessary that the investigating officer re-interview the child?



Corporal discipline of a child by a parent or legal custodian for disciplinary purposes does not in itself constitute abuse when it does not result in harm to the child. Factors to consider when determining if a case of child abuse has occurred during “corporal punishment” include, but are not limited to: (6)

(a) Reason child was being punished;
(b) Age of the child;
(c) What was used to inflict the punishment;
(d) Where on the child’s body the blow(s) were struck (e.g., face, head, or stomach);
(e) Number of blows struck;
(f) Period of time during which the punishment was administered; and
(g) Injuries (e.g., cuts, deep bruises, and broken bones).


disposition procedures for abused or neglected children: If based upon the results of the initial investigation there is a potential for exposure to continued abuse or neglect, the child will not be left in the environment unless the _____ and _____ agree that the child remain there. If the child is to remain in the environment, the name of the _____ authorizing the placement will be noted in the narrative of the report;

officer and the hotline personnel
DCF representative


disposition procedures for abused or neglected children: If a child is to be placed with DCF, a General Offense Report, titled _____, _____ or _____ must be completed. The narrative of the report will contain the specific details as to why it was necessary to remove the child from the home;

“Child Abuse,” “Child Neglect,” or “Homeless Child”


If a parent or guardian is the suspected abuser, and the child requires placement Monday through Friday between 0800 - 1800 hours (excluding holidays), the child will be taken to the_____ and if it is closed, _____

Duval Regional Service Center, Building “B” (Protective Investigations - 3rd Floor), 921 North Davis Street;
the Florida Abuse Hotline Information System (1-866-532-2873) will be contacted


Officers are required to notify the _____ of all abused and/or neglected children who are admitted or treated by a medical facility as the result of abuse and/or neglect.

DCF Florida Abuse Hotline Information System


The ___ has the primary responsibility for placement of children who are removed from their homes and the name of the _____ who assumed custody of the child will be recorded in the narrative of the report.

DCF Protective Investigator