Entryway into the child protection system: The impacts of child maltreatment reporting policies and reporting system structures

This study was designed to assess the impacts of maltreatment reporting policies and reporting system structures on four aspects of entry into the child protection system (the maltreatment referral rate, the percentage of referrals screened in for investigation, the screened-in report rate and the substantiated report rate).

These results have implications for child welfare administrators and policymakers seeking to maximize access for maltreated children and their families.

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