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DEC Training Program

The Attorney General’s Office collaborates with other professionals throughout the State and nationwide. Through a multidisciplinary approach, they offer the following courses to police, DES CPS case workers and managers, fire fighters, nurses and doctors, emergency medical technicians, probation officers and attorneys:

  • Introduction to a Meth Lab
  • A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Abuse Investigation
  • Medical Considerations and Issues
  • Legal Considerations

Through its training component, the Arizona DEC Program works to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Increase the knowledge of professionals involved with drug-endangered children
  2. Enhance the skills of those involved with drug-endangered children
  3. Increase the use of a multi-disciplinary response approach to drug-endangered children
  4. Standardize the medical evaluation and follow-up care of drug-endangered children
  5. Increase the use of a uniform protocol to aid in the investigation and prosecution of cases involving drug-endangered children