- 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 1 of 3 , Jan 22, 2012View SourceCarol,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
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 FlemingFrom: 5D Community Outreach Coordinator <Fayette.Vaughn-Lee@...>
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 DCChildren Hospital111 Michigan Avenue, Northwest
(202) 476-5000Fire Department Washington DC (over 25 locations throughout the City)1227 Monroe St., NE1340 Rhode Island Ave NESee photo in album of the Candle light service for baby ChanningAnyone 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-Lee5D Community Outreach202 698-0188