Clergy as Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect - New Jersey

Date: May 2023

The Requirement for Clergy to Report 

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 9:6-8.10 

Any person having reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to child abuse, including sexual abuse, or acts of child abuse shall report the same immediately to the Division of Child Protection and Permanency by telephone or otherwise.

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This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.