State Laws on Child Abuse and Neglect
All States have enacted laws and policies that define State roles and responsibilities in protecting vulnerable children from abuse and neglect. Issues addressed in statute include mandatory reporting, screening reports, proper maintenance and disclosure of records, domestic violence, and other issues.
- Reporting and responding to child abuse and neglect
- Maintaining child abuse and neglect records
- Protecting children from domestic violence
- Related issues
State statutes index and search
Access the Child Welfare Information Gateway State Statutes Series by title, or search statutes by individual States on issues related to child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption.
|Online Resources for State Child Welfare Law and Policy|
|Series Title:||State Statutes|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway
Download (PDF - 223KB)
|Year Published:||2013 - 3 pages|
|Provides web addresses for State statutes that are accessible online and lists the parts of the code for each State and territory that contains the laws addressing child protection, adoption, child welfare, legal guardianship, and services for youth. It also provides web addresses for States' regulation and policy sites, State court rules, Tribal codes, and judicial resources. Resources for all States and U.S. territories are included.|