Kansas City Missouri Police Department patrol division stations and Headquarters serve as Safe Havens for Newborns. This program is intended to protect newborn children from injury or death caused by abandonment. In Missouri, infants 45 days old or younger can be handed over to an employee at a hospital, police station, fire station or ambulance station. If the baby has not been neglected or abused, parents will face no prosecution. Learn more about Safe Havens for Newborns at the Mother and Child Health Coalition web site.
Read about and see pictures of the Sept. 16, 2010, metro-wide Safe Havens kick-off event on Chief Corwin's blog.
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