§2 ch4: Investigation Response
4.3.3 Adoptive Family
When the alleged perpetrator is a Division approved adoptive family and has a child in placement and the child is the subject of report:
Assign alternate investigative worker (not the worker providing placement support services).
Notify CD office in county of jurisdiction, if different, at the time of the report and of the results of the investigation.
Request CD office in county of jurisdiction to notify the juvenile court having custody of subject child of report, that an investigation is being conducted, and of results of investigation.
Contact appropriate law enforcement agency in order to begin co-investigation if report alleges sexual abuse or other severe abuse/neglect.
- If law enforcement official is available, arrange pre-interview conference to discuss complaint and plans for investigation.
- If law enforcement official is not available or unable to conduct co-investigation, proceed with investigation as required. Law enforcement official may join investigation at any time during process.
Report investigation results to Children’s Service Supervisor or designee verbally and confirm results in writing within thirty (30) days.
Chapter Memoranda History: (prior to 1/31/07)