Determining the Best Interests of the Child - Northern Mariana Islands


Citation: Commonwealth Code Tit. 6, § 5311 

This chapter seeks to do the following:

  • Ensure that each abused child and the child's family receive such care, preferably in their own home, as will serve the emotional, mental, and physical welfare of the minor and the best interests of the Commonwealth
  • Require reporting of child abuse incidents so such children and their families may be identified and given any treatment and assistance deemed to be in the best interests of the child and the Commonwealth