Making and Screening Reports of Child Abuse and Neglect

All 50 States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have laws and policies that specify procedures for making and responding to reports of suspected child abuse or neglect.

This state-by-state report details the statutory language that guides state system responses with regard to screening, assessment, investigation, and reporting.

To read the full report, click here.

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