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

Date: February 2021
Cross-Reporting Among Agencies That Respond to Child Abuse and Neglect

Series Title: State Statutes Series

Author(s): Information Gateway

Year Published: 2021

File Size: 746 KB

Current Through: 02-28-2021

This publication discusses State laws that authorize cross-reporting and information sharing among the agencies that must respond to reports of suspected child abuse or neglect. Typically, reports are shared among social services agencies, law enforcement departments, and prosecutors' offices. Other requirements also are addressed, including notifying military authorities when a report involves a member of a military family and notifying the appropriate Tribal authority when a report involves a child who is a member or is eligible for membership of a Native American Tribe. This publication presents a general overview of this aspect of child welfare law. Summaries of laws on this topic for all individual States and U.S. territories are available from the State Statutes Search page.

Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2021). Cross-reporting among responders to child abuse and neglect reports. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau.

This publication is a product of the State Statutes Series prepared by Child Welfare Information Gateway. While every attempt has been made to be as complete as possible, additional information on these topics may be in other sections of a State's code as well as agency regulations, case law, and informal practices and procedures.

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