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News to be used- Tell your Family, Friends, and Neighbors about Safe Haven

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  • 5D Community Outreach Coordinator
    Safe Haven means that a mother or parent of a newborn can leave an unwanted infant at a safe location LIKE a fire station, hospital, or you may even give the
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 21, 2012
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      Safe Haven means that a mother or parent of a newborn can leave an unwanted infant at a safe location LIKE a fire station, hospital, or you may even give the baby to a responsible person who would then be obligated to report the incident and surrender the infant to Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA).   The parents can do this without revealing their identities or facing abandonment charges -that they would otherwise be facing if the infant had been left on a door step, dumpster,  or somewhere else. This also means that the life of their child would be saved and a death would be prevented. 

      A parent surrendering a baby at a safe location and/or WITH a responsible person shall not be prosecuted for surrendering the child.  Evenso, it is important to give the receiving person information about health, DOB, or other family information- you as the parents may remain anonymous. 

      Some Safe Haven locations in Washington DC

      Children Hospital

      111 Michigan Avenue, Northwest
      Washington, DC
      (202) 476-5000

      Fire Department Washington DC (over 25 locations throughout the City)

      1227 Monroe St., NE

      1340 Rhode Island Ave NE

      See photo in album of the Candle light service for baby Channing

      Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746). Anonymous information can be text messaged to 50411.

      Fayette Vaughn-Lee

      5D Community Outreach

      202 698-0188

    • carol fleming
      In the incident of the baby being abandoned not far from 5D, if a person had brought the baby to 5D instead, in reality, do you think the person dropping the
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 22, 2012
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        In the incident of the baby being abandoned not far from 5D, if a person had brought the baby to 5D instead, in reality, do you think the person dropping the baby off could do so without any questions asked? 
         
        Carol Fleming
        From: 5D Community Outreach Coordinator <Fayette.Vaughn-Lee@...>
        To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2012 10:28 PM
        Subject: [MPD-5D] News to be used- Tell your Family, Friends, and Neighbors about Safe Haven

         
        Safe Haven means that a mother or parent of a newborn can leave an unwanted infant at a safe location LIKE a fire station, hospital, or you may even give the baby to a responsible person who would then be obligated to report the incident and surrender the infant to Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA).   The parents can do this without revealing their identities or facing abandonment charges -that they would otherwise be facing if the infant had been left on a door step, dumpster,  or somewhere else. This also means that the life of their child would be saved and a death would be prevented. 
        A parent surrendering a baby at a safe location and/or WITH a responsible person shall not be prosecuted for surrendering the child.  Evenso, it is important to give the receiving person information about health, DOB, or other family information- you as the parents may remain anonymous. 
        Some Safe Haven locations in Washington DC
        Children Hospital
        111 Michigan Avenue, Northwest
        Washington, DC
        (202) 476-5000
        Fire Department Washington DC (over 25 locations throughout the City)
        1227 Monroe St., NE
        1340 Rhode Island Ave NE
        See photo in album of the Candle light service for baby Channing
        Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746). Anonymous information can be text messaged to 50411.
        Fayette Vaughn-Lee
        5D Community Outreach
        202 698-0188


      • Solberg, Andrew (MPD)
        Carol, Yes, I absolutely believe we would have taken the baby with no questions asked. The Safe Havens project, on which all MPD officers have been trained,
        Message 3 of 3 , Jan 22, 2012
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          Carol,
           
          Yes, I absolutely believe we would have taken the baby with no questions asked. 
           
          The Safe Havens project, on which all MPD officers have been trained, allows anyone to drop off a newborn at a police station, firehouse, or medical facility with no questions asked.  I am confident we would follow the protocols of the program. 
           
          Obviously, this is an extremely difficult situation to address.
           
          Andy Solberg

           

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          From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of carol fleming [ward5cfleming@...]
          Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2012 9:30 PM
          To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: Re: [MPD-5D] News to be used- Tell your Family, Friends, and Neighbors about Safe Haven

           

          In the incident of the baby being abandoned not far from 5D, if a person had brought the baby to 5D instead, in reality, do you think the person dropping the baby off could do so without any questions asked? 
           
          Carol Fleming
          From: 5D Community Outreach Coordinator <Fayette.Vaughn-Lee@...>
          To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2012 10:28 PM
          Subject: [MPD-5D] News to be used- Tell your Family, Friends, and Neighbors about Safe Haven

           
          Safe Haven means that a mother or parent of a newborn can leave an unwanted infant at a safe location LIKE a fire station, hospital, or you may even give the baby to a responsible person who would then be obligated to report the incident and surrender the infant to Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA).   The parents can do this without revealing their identities or facing abandonment charges -that they would otherwise be facing if the infant had been left on a door step, dumpster,  or somewhere else. This also means that the life of their child would be saved and a death would be prevented. 
          A parent surrendering a baby at a safe location and/or WITH a responsible person shall not be prosecuted for surrendering the child.  Evenso, it is important to give the receiving person information about health, DOB, or other family information- you as the parents may remain anonymous. 
          Some Safe Haven locations in Washington DC
          Children Hospital
          111 Michigan Avenue, Northwest
          Washington, DC
          (202) 476-5000
          Fire Department Washington DC (over 25 locations throughout the City)
          1227 Monroe St., NE
          1340 Rhode Island Ave NE
          See photo in album of the Candle light service for baby Channing
          Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746). Anonymous information can be text messaged to 50411.
          Fayette Vaughn-Lee
          5D Community Outreach
          202 698-0188


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