If you've decided to report incidences to law enforcement:

  • Be prepared.
  • Bring organized printouts to the police station.
  • Be able to explain the situation fully, but also succinctly. 
  • It’s ok for you not to know the fine details of the law.
  • Ask questions about laws and your child's and/or your rights.
  • Take notes.
  • Record report numbers and officer names.
  • Write down follow-up instructions.
  • Get copies of reports or report receipts.
  • If possible, have someone with you. You’re going through something very difficult, possibly embarrassing. Having support is helpful.

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