Cross-Reporting Among Agencies That Respond to Child Abuse and Neglect - Virgin Islands

Date: February 2021

Cross-Reporting Between Child Protective Services and Law Enforcement

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 5, § 2534(a)

Reports of child abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect made pursuant to the reporting laws shall be made immediately by telephone or otherwise to the U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) or to the Department of Social Welfare. The VIPD shall relay such reports to the department immediately or, at the latest, at the commencement of the next regular office hours of the department. At the request of the department, an oral report shall be followed by a written report within 48 hours.

Other Reporting Requirements

This issue is not addressed in the statutes and regulations reviewed.