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

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Establishment

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 19, § 13208

There shall be established in child protective services:

  • An active file of reports under investigation
  • A central register of child abuse and neglect
  • A 'suspected' file (for cases where an investigation is not able to determine whether a report is indicated, substantiated, or unsubstantiated)

Purpose

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Contents

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 19, § 13208

The central register shall consist of substantiated and indicated reports of abuse or neglect. It shall be limited to the following information:

  • The names and home addresses of the subjects of the reports
  • The dates and nature and extent of the suspected abuse
  • The age and sex of the children harmed or threatened with harm
  • The locality in which the harm or threatened harm occurred
  • Whether the report was classified as substantiated or indicated
  • The progress of any legal proceedings brought on the basis of the report

Maintenance

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 19, § 13208

If an investigation of a report of suspected child abuse or neglect does not determine, within 60 days from the date of the report, that the report is an indicated report, substantiated report, or an unsubstantiated report, all information identifying the subjects of such report shall be placed in the child protective services suspected file for a period of 1 year.