Establishment and Maintenance of Central Registries for Child Abuse or Neglect Reports - Mississippi

Date: May 2018

Establishment

Citation: Ann. Code § 43-21-257

The Office of Youth Services shall maintain a State central registry of all cases obtained from the records of the youth court. The Department of Human Services shall maintain a State central registry on neglect and abuse cases.

Purpose

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Contents

Citation: Ann. Code § 43-21-257

The State central registry on neglect and abuse cases shall contain:

  • The name, address, and age of each child
  • The nature of the harm reported
  • The name and address of the person responsible for the care of the child
  • The name and address of the substantiated perpetrator of the harm reported

Maintenance

Citation: Ann. Code § 43-21-257

The department shall adopt rules and administrative procedures, especially those procedures to afford due process to individuals, as may be necessary.