Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting

State Specific Links and Information

Child abuse reporting laws can vary widely state to state. That’s why we’ve compiled links to each state’s mandatory reporting information. Also included are each state’s hotlines and resources. Scroll through to find your state. 

Note: The information we've compiled from the state websites is intended to be helpful, but it does not constitute legal advice and is not a substitute for the advice from a licensed attorney in your area. We strongly encourage you to consult with a local attorney if you have any doubt regarding whether to report a particular situation.

ALABAMA

 

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Report of Child Abuse

Child Abuse FAQs

Secondary Resources

Teachers and Childcare Providers

NCAC Mandatory Reporting

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: County Office Contact Lookup

Email: fsd@dhr.alabama.gov

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Ala. Code. § 26-14-3

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

Everyone

ALASKA

 

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Mandatory Reporting

Alaska Report Child Abuse

Secondary Resources

PSJ Health: Alaska Cares

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-800-478-4444

Email: ReportChildAbuse@alaska.gov

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Alaska Stat. § 47.17

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals: 

  • Health practitioners or administrative officers of institutions
  • Teachers and school administrators, including athletic coaches, of public and private schools
  • Child care providers
  • Paid employees of domestic violence and sexual assault programs, crisis intervention and prevention programs, or organizations that provide counseling or treatment to individuals seeking to control their use of drugs or alcohol
  • Peace officers or officers of the Department of Corrections
  • Persons who process or produce visual or printed matter, either privately or commercially
  • Members of a child fatality review team or the multidisciplinary child protection team
  • Volunteers who interact with children in a public or private school for more than 4 hours a week

ARIZONA

 

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Arizona Department of Child Safety

Secondary Resources

SACA: Mandatory Reporting

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-888-SOS-CHILD (1-888-767-2445)

Email: OfficeofPrevention@azdcs.gov

Web Contact: AZ Dept. Safety Online Portal

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Az. Rev. Stat. §13-3620

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Physicians, physician’s assistants, optometrists, dentists, behavioral health professionals, nurses, psychologists, counselors, or social workers
  • Peace officers, child welfare investigators, or child protective services workers
  • Members of the clergy, priests, or Christian Science practitioners
  • Parents, stepparents, or guardians
  • School personnel, domestic violence victim advocates, or sexual assault victim advocates
  • Any other person who has responsibility for the care or treatment of minors

ARKANSAS

 

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Mandated Reporters

Child Protective Services: How to Report Child Abuse or Neglect

Secondary Resources

Arkansas: Children's Advocacy Center

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: -1-800-482-5964

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Ark. Ann. Code §12-18-402

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Child care, daycare, or foster care workers
  • Coroners
  • Dentists and dental hygienists
  • Domestic abuse advocates and domestic violence shelter employees or volunteers
  • Employees of the Department of Human Services
  • Employees working under contract for the Division of Youth Services of the Department of Human Services
  • Foster parents
  • Judges, law enforcement officials, peace officers, and prosecuting attorneys
  • Licensed nurses, physicians, mental health professionals or paraprofessionals, surgeons, resident interns, osteopaths, and medical personnel who may be engaged in the admission, examination, care, or treatment of persons
  • Public or private school counselors; school officials, including, without limitation, institutions of higher education; and teachers
  • Social workers and juvenile intake or probation officers
  • Court-appointed special advocate program staff members or volunteers
  • Attorneys ad litem
  • Clergy members, which includes ministers, priests, rabbis, accredited Christian Science practitioners, or other similar functionaries of a religious organization
  • Employees of a child advocacy center or a child safety center
  • Sexual abuse advocates or volunteers who work with victims of sexual abuse
  • Child abuse advocates or volunteers who work with child victims of abuse or maltreatment as employees of a community based victim service or a mental health agency
  • Victim/witness coordinators
  • Victim assistance professionals or volunteers
  • Employees of the Crimes Against Children Division of the Department of Arkansas State Police
  • Employees or volunteers at reproductive health care facilities
  • An individual not otherwise identified in this subsection who is engaged in performing his or her employment duties with a nonprofit charitable organization other than a nonprofit hospital

CALIFORNIA

 

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California Department of Social Services

Secondary Resources

Child Abuse Mandated Reporter FAQs

NCTSN: Sexual Abuse

Who Should Report

CDSS: FAQ

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: Child Protective Services (CPS) Hotlines County Lookup

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 11165.7

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Teachers, teacher’s aides, administrators, and employees of public or private schools
  • Administrators or employees of day camps, youth centers, or youth recreation programs
  • Administrators or employees of licensed community care or child daycare facilities
  • Head Start program teachers
  • Public assistance workers
  • Foster parents, group home personnel, and personnel of residential care facilities
  • Social workers, probation officers, and parole officers
  • Employees of school district police or security departments
  • District attorney investigators, inspectors, or local child support agency caseworkers
  • Peace officers and firefighters, except for volunteer firefighters
  • Physicians, surgeons, psychiatrists, psychologists, dentists, residents, interns, podiatrists, chiropractors, licensed nurses, dental hygienists, optometrists, marriage and family therapists, or social workers
  • State or county public health employees who treat minors for venereal diseases or other conditions
  • Coroners and medical examiners
  • Commercial film and photographic print or image processors
  • Computer technicians
  • Child visitation monitors
  • Animal control or humane society officers
  • Clergy members and custodians of records of clergy members
  • Employees of police departments, county sheriff’s departments, county probation departments, or county welfare departments
  • Employees or volunteers of a court-appointed special advocate program
  • Alcohol and drug counselors
  • Employees or administrators of public or private post secondary institutions
  • Athletic coaches, athletic administrators, or athletic directors employed by any public or private schools
  • Athletic coaches, including, but not limited to, assistant coaches or graduate assistants involved in coaching at public or private post secondary institutions

COLORADO

 

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Colorado Department of Human Services

Secondary Resources

CHSSA: Mandatory Reporting

CO4Kids: Child Abuse & Neglect

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437)
Phone: County Phone # Lookup

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Co. Rev. Stat. § 19-3-304, (pg.191)

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Physicians, surgeons, physicians in training, child health associates, medical examiners, coroners, dentists, osteopaths, optometrists, chiropractors, podiatrists, nurses, hospital personnel, dental hygienists, physical therapists, pharmacists, or registered dietitians
  • Public or private school officials or employees
  • Social workers, Christian Science practitioners, mental health professionals, psychologists, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists
  • Veterinarians, peace officers, firefighters, or victim’s advocates 
  • Commercial film and photographic print processors
  • Counselors, marriage and family therapists, or psychotherapists
  • Clergy members, including priests; rabbis; duly ordained, commissioned, or licensed ministers of a church; members of religious orders; or recognized leaders of any religious bodies
  • Workers in the State Department of Human Services
  • Juvenile parole and probation officers
  • Child and family investigators
  • Officers and agents of the State Bureau of Animal
  • Protection and animal control officers
  • The child protection ombudsman
  • Educators providing services through a Federal special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children, as provided for in 42 U.S.C. § 1786
  • Directors, coaches, assistant coaches, or athletic program personnel employed by private sports organizations or programs
  • Persons registered as psychologist candidates, marriage and family therapist candidates, or licensed professional counselor candidates
  • Emergency medical service providers
  • Officials or employees of county departments of health, human services, or social services
  • Registered naturopathic doctors

CONNECTICUT

 

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CT. DCF: Child Abuse & Neglect

CT. DCF: Mandated Reporters

Secondary Resources

CT United Way: Mandated Reporters

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-800-842-2288 (TDD: 1-800-624-5518)
FAX Report: Report of Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Ct. Gen. Stat. §§ 17a-101

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Physicians, surgeons, residents, interns, nurses, medical examiners, dentists, dental hygienists, optometrists, chiropractors, podiatrists, physician assistants, pharmacists, or physical therapists
  • Psychologists or other mental health professionals
  • School employees, as defined by § 53a-65
  • Social workers
  • Police officers, juvenile or adult probation officers, or parole officers
  • Members of the clergy
  • Alcohol and drug counselors, marital and family therapists, professional counselors, sexual assault counselors, or domestic violence counselors
  • Licensed foster parents
  • Licensed behavior analysts
  • Emergency medical services providers
  • Any person paid to care for a child in any public or private facility, child daycare center, group daycare home, or family daycare home that is licensed by the State
  • Employees of the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Department of Public Health, and the Office of Early Childhood who are responsible for the licensing of child daycare centers, group daycare homes, family daycare homes, or youth camps
  • The Child Advocate and any employee of the Office of Child Advocate
  • Family relations counselor trainees or family
  • services supervisors employed by the Judicial Department

DELAWARE

 

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Delaware: Mandatory Reports Related to Child Abuse & Neglect

Delaware: Mandatory Reporting

Delaware Court: Training

Secondary Resources

PCA: Delaware Resources

PCA: Delaware Child Abuse Reporting

 

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: (800) 292-9582

Portal Reporter: Delaware Family Services Reporter Portal

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Del. Ann. Code Tit. 16, § 903

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

Everyone

FLORIDA

 

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FL Department of Education: Child Abuse Prevention

FL Courts: Mandatory Reporting Checklist

FL Department of Children: Reporting Abuse of Children

Secondary Resources

USF: Child Abuse Prevention

FNCAC: Reporting Child Abuse/Neglect

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-800-962-2873 or 1-800-955-8771

FAX: 1-800-914-0004

Web: Reporting Concerns for Child Victims

Web: Report Adult Abuse Online 

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Fl. Ann. Stat. § 39.201

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

Everyone

 

GEORGIA

 

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Georgia Office of the Child Advocate: Mandated Reporting

Georgia Child Protective Services: Mandated Reporter

Secondary Resources

GSU: What is Mandated Reporting?

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-855-GACHILD or 1-855-422-4453

Phone: Phone County Lookup

Fax: 229-317-9663

Email: cpsintake@dhs.ga.gov

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Ga. Ann. Code §§ 19-7-5

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Physicians, physician assistants, residents, interns, hospital and medical personnel, podiatrists, dentists, or nurses
  • Teachers, school administrators, school counselors, visiting teachers, school social workers, or school psychologists
  • Psychologists, counselors, social workers, or marriage and family therapists
  • Child welfare agency personnel (as that agency is defined by § 49-5-12) or child-counseling personnel
  • Child service organization personnel (includes any organization—whether public, private, for-profit, not-for-profit, or voluntary—that provides care, treatment, education, training, supervision, coaching, counseling, recreational programs, or shelter to children)
  • Law enforcement personnel
  • Reproductive health-care facility or pregnancy resource center

HAWAII

 

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Hawaii Child Welfare Services: A Guide for Mandated Reporters

Secondary Resources

Univ. of Hawaii: Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect

D2L: Respond to Child Sexual Abuse - Community Resources

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 808-832-5300
Phone: 1-888-380-3088 (Reporting from neighbor islands Toll Free)

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Hi. Rev. Stat. § 350-1.1

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Physicians, physicians in training, psychologists, dentists, nurses, osteopathic physicians and surgeons, optometrists, chiropractors, podiatrists, pharmacists, and other health-related professionals
  • Medical examiners or coroners
  • Employees or officers of any public or private school
  • Child care employees or employees or officers of any licensed or registered child care facility, foster home, or similar institution
  • Employees or officers of any public or private agency or institution, or other individuals, providing social, medical, hospital, or mental health services, including financial assistance
  • Employees or officers of any law enforcement agency, including, but not limited to, the courts, police departments, departments of public safety, correctional institutions, and parole or probation offices
  • Employees of any public or private agency providing recreational or sports activities

IDAHO

 

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Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Secondary Resources

Idaho Child Help

Child Abuse Prevention Resources 

 

Hotline/Contact Info

Statewide Phone: 1-855-552-KIDS (5437)

County Phone Lookup: County Phone #Lookup

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Id. Ann. Code § 16-1605

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

Everyone

ILLINOIS

 

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Illinois Manual for Mandated Reporters

DCFS - Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect

DCFS - Child Protection

Secondary Resources

Prevent Child Abuse: Illinois 

 

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 800-25-ABUSE (800-252-2873 or TTY 1-800-358-5117)

Online Portal Report Contact

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Ill. Comp. Stat. Ch. 325, § 5/4

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Physicians, residents, interns, hospital administrators and personnel, surgeons, dentists, dental hygienists, osteopaths, chiropractors, podiatric physicians, physician assistants, or substance abuse treatment personnel
  • Funeral home directors or employees, coroners, or medical examiners
  • Emergency medical technicians, acupuncturists, or crisis line or hotline personnel
  • School personnel, including administrators and employees, educational advocates, or truant officers
  • Personnel of institutions of higher education
  • Members of a school board or the Chicago Board of Education
  • Members of the governing body of a private school
  • Social workers, social services administrators, or domestic violence program personnel
  • Nurses, genetic counselors, respiratory care practitioners, advanced practice nurses, or home health aides
  • Directors or staff assistants of nursery schools or child care centers
  • Recreational or athletic program or facility personnel
  • Early intervention providers, as defined in the Early Intervention Services System Act
  • Law enforcement officers or probation officers
  • Licensed professional counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, or their assistants
  • Field personnel of the Departments of Healthcare and Family Services, Juvenile Justice, Public Health, Human Services, Corrections, Human Rights, or Children and Family Services
  • Supervisors and administrators of general assistance under the Illinois Public Aid Code
  • Animal control officers or Department of Agriculture Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare field investigators
  • Foster parents, homemakers, or child care workers
  • Members of the clergy
  • Commercial film and photographic print processors or computer technicians 

INDIANA

 

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Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

Child Abuse: Help a Child

Secondary Resources

ICNCA Mandatory Reporting

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-800-800-5556

Mandatory Reporting Statute

In. Ann. Code § 31-33-5-1

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

Everyone

IOWA

 

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A Guide for Mandatory Reporters

Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse

Secondary Resources

Univ. of Iowa: "Mandatory reporter" defined

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-800-362-2178

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Io. Ann. Stat. §§ 232.69

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Health practitioners
  • Social workers or psychologists
  • School employees, certified para educators, coaches, or instructors employed by community colleges
  • Employees or operators of health care facilities, child care centers, Head Start programs, family development and self-sufficiency grant programs, substance abuse programs or facilities, juvenile detention or juvenile shelter care facilities, foster care facilities, or mental health centers
  • Employees of Department of Human Services institutions
  • Peace officers, counselors, or mental health professionals
  • Employees, operators, owners, or other persons who perform duties for certified children’s residential facilities
  • Commercial film and photographic print processors

KANSAS

 

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A Guide to Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

Adult Mandated Reporters

Child Mandated Reporters

Secondary Resources

Children's Advocacy Center of Kansas

 

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-800-922-5330

Online Reporter Portal: Mandated Reporter Only

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Ka. Ann. Stat. § 38-2223

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Persons providing medical care or treatment, including persons licensed to practice the healing arts, dentistry, and optometry; persons engaged in postgraduate training programs approved by the State Board of Healing Arts; licensed professional or practical nurses; and chief administrative officers of medical care facilities
  • Persons licensed by the State to provide mental health services, including psychologists, clinical psychotherapists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, behavioral analysts, professional counselors, and registered alcohol and drug abuse counselors
  • Teachers, school administrators, or other employees of an educational institution that the child is attending
  • Licensed child care providers or their employees at the place where the child care services are being provided to the child
  • Firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, law enforcement officers, juvenile intake and assessment workers, court services officers, community corrections officers, case
  • managers, and mediators
  • Employees or volunteers for any organization, whether for profit or not-for-profit, that provides social services to pregnant teenagers, including, but not limited to, counseling, adoption services, and pregnancy education and maintenance

KENTUCKY

 

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Child Abuse/Neglect: Prevention, Recognition, & Reporting

Child Abuse and Neglect Booklet

Secondary Resources

KCADV - Mandatory Reporting

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-877-KYSAFE1 or 1-877-597-2331 (Toll-Free)
Phone: County # Lookup

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Ky. Rev. Stat. § 620.030

 

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

Everyone

LOUISIANA

 

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Mandated Reporters

Reporting Child Abuse/Neglect

Secondary Resources

LSNDC: Louisiana Office Of Child Welfare

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437)

Online: Mandated Reporter Portal

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Lo. Children’s Code Art. 603(17)

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Health practitioners, including physicians, surgeons, physical therapists, dentists, residents, interns, hospital staff, podiatrists, chiropractors, nurses, nursing aides, dental hygienists, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, optometrists, medical examiners, or coroners
  • Mental health/social service practitioners, including psychiatrists, psychologists, marriage or family counselors, social workers, members of the clergy, or aides
  • Members of the clergy, including priests, rabbis, duly ordained clerical deacons or ministers, Christian Science practitioners, or other similarly situated functionaries of a religious organization
  • Teaching or child care providers, including public or private teachers, teacher’s aides, instructional aides, school principals, school staff members, bus drivers, coaches, professors, technical or vocational instructors, technical or vocational school staff members, college or university administrators, college or university staff members, social workers, probation officers, foster home parents, group home or other child care institutional staff members, personnel of residential home facilities, daycare providers, or any individual who provides such services to a child in a voluntary or professional capacity
  • Police officers or law enforcement officials
  • Commercial film and photographic print processors
  • Mediators
  • Parenting coordinators
  • Court-appointed special advocates
  • Organizational or youth activity providers, including administrators, employees, or volunteers of any day camp, summer camp, youth center, or youth recreation programs or any other organization that provides organized activities for children
  • School coaches, including, but not limited to, public technical or vocational school, community college, college, or university coaches and coaches of intramural or interscholastic athletics

MAINE

 

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Mandated Reporters Resource Page

Secondary Resources

Mandatory Reporting: Volunteers

Mandated Reporting: Training

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-800-452-1999

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Mn. Rev. Stat. Tit. 22, § 4011-A

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Allopathic or osteopathic physicians, residents, interns, emergency medical services persons, medical examiners, physician’s assistants, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, chiropractors, podiatrists, or registered or licensed practical nurses
  • Teachers, guidance counselors, school officials, youth camp administrators or counselors, or social workers
  • Court-appointed special advocates or guardians ad litem
  • Homemakers, home health aides, medical or social service workers, psychologists, child care personnel, or mental health professionals
  • Law enforcement officials, State or municipal fire inspectors, or municipal code enforcement officials
  • Commercial film and photographic print processors
  • Clergy members
  • Chairs of professional licensing boards that have jurisdiction over mandated reporters
  • Humane agents employed by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
  • Sexual assault counselors or family or domestic violence victim advocates
  • School bus drivers or attendants
  • Any person who has assumed full, intermittent, or occasional responsibility for the care or custody of the child, regardless of whether the person receives compensation
  • Any person affiliated with a church or religious institution who serves in an administrative capacity or has otherwise assumed a position of trust or responsibility to the members of that church or religious institution, while acting in that capacity, regardless of whether the person receives compensation 

MARYLAND

 

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Maryland Department of Human Services: Mandated Reporters

Secondary Resources

Maryland's Resource: Mandatory Reporters

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: County Contact # Lookup

Mandatory Reporting Statute

MD FAMILY § 5-705

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

Everybody

MASSACHUSETTS

 

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Mass. Gov: Mandatory Reporting

Reporting: What To Do

Secondary Resources

MTA: Your ‘Mandated Reporter’ Obligations

RAINN: Reporting Requirements

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 800-792-5200

Phone: County # Lookup

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 119, § 21

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Physicians, medical interns, hospital personnel, medical examiners, psychologists, emergency medical technicians, dentists, nurses, chiropractors, podiatrists, optometrists, osteopaths, allied mental health and human services professionals, drug and alcoholism counselors, psychiatrists, or clinical social workers
  • Public or private schoolteachers, educational administrators, guidance or family counselors, or child care workers
  • Persons paid to care for or work with children in any public or private facility, home, or program that provides child care or residential services to children
  • Persons who provide the services of child care resource and referral agencies, voucher management agencies, family child care systems, or child care food programs
  • Licensors of the Department of Early Education and Care or school attendance officers
  • Probation officers, clerk-magistrates of a district court, parole officers, social workers, foster parents, firefighters, police officers, or animal control officers
  • Priests, rabbis, clergy members, ordained or licensed ministers, leaders of any church or religious body, or accredited Christian Science practitioners
  • Persons performing official duties on behalf of a church or religious body that are recognized as the duties of a priest, rabbi, clergy, ordained or licensed minister, leader of any church or religious body, or accredited Christian Science practitioner
  • Persons employed by a church or religious body to supervise, educate, coach, train, or counsel a child on a regular basis
  • Persons in charge of a medical or other public or private institution, school, or facility or that person’s designated agent
  • The child advocate

MICHIGAN

 

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Mandated Reporters' Resource Guide

Mandated Reporters

Secondary Resources

U. Mich: Guide for Reporting Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 855-444-3911

Online Portal: Online Reporter Portal

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Mich. Comp. Laws § 722.623

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Physicians, physician assistants, dentists, dental hygienists, medical examiners, nurses, persons licensed to provide emergency medical care, or audiologists
  • School administrators, counselors, or teachers
  • Regulated child care providers
  • Psychologists, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, social workers, or social work technicians
  • Persons employed in a professional capacity in any office of the friend of the court
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Members of the clergy
  • Department of Human Services employees, including eligibility specialists, family independence managers, family independence specialists, social services specialists, social work specialists, social work specialist managers, or welfare services specialists
  • Any employee of an organization or entity that, as a result of Federal funding statutes, regulations, or contracts, would be prohibited from reporting in the absence of a State mandate or court order

MINNESOTA

 

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MN - Department of Human Services

Secondary Resources

Resource Guide for Mandated Reporters of Child Maltreatment Concerns

Hotline/Contact Info

County Phone Lookup:
Minnesota's county and tribal child protection agencies

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Mn. Ann. Stat. § 626.556, Subd. 3

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • A professional or professional’s delegate who is engaged in the practice of the healing arts, hospital administration, psychological or psychiatric treatment, child care, education, social services, correctional supervision, probation or correctional services, or law enforcement
  • A member of the clergy who received the information while engaged in ministerial duties

MISSISSIPPI

 

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MDCPS - Report Child Abuse/Neglect

Mississippi Mandatory Reporting

Secondary Resources

Mississippi Law on Mandatory Reporting

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-800-222-8000

Online Report Portal: Report Child Abuse /Neglect Online

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Mi. Ann. Code § 43-21-353

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

Everyone

MISSOURI

 

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Mandated Reporting

Secondary Resources

GLPBY: Mandatory Reporting

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-800-392-3738

Web Report Portal: Online Report Portal

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Misso. Rev. Stat. §§ 210.115

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Physicians, medical examiners, coroners, dentists, chiropractors, optometrists, podiatrists, residents, interns, nurses, hospital and clinic personnel, or other health practitioners
  • Daycare center workers or other child care workers, teachers, principals, or other school officials
  • Psychologists, mental health professionals, or social workers
  • Ministers, including clergy persons, priests, rabbis, Christian Science practitioners, or other persons serving in a similar capacity for any religious organization
  • Juvenile officers, probation or parole officers, peace officers, law enforcement officials, or jail or detention center personnel
  • Volunteers or personnel of community service programs that offer support services for families in crisis to assist in the delegation of any powers regarding the care and custody of a child by a properly executed power of attorney
  • Other persons with responsibility for the care of children
  • Film and photographic print processors; computer providers, installers, or repair persons; or internet service providers

MONTANA

 

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School Guidelines for the Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect

Secondary Resources

Montana: Community Resources for Child Abuse

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-866-820-KIDS (1-866-820-5437)

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Mont. Ann. Code §§ 41-3-201

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Physicians, residents, interns, members of hospital staffs, nurses, osteopaths, chiropractors, podiatrists, medical examiners, coroners, dentists, optometrists, or any other health professionals
  • Teachers, school officials, or school employees who work during regular school hours
  • Operators or employees of any registered or licensed daycare or substitute care facility, or operators or employees of child care facilities
  • Mental health professionals or social workers
  • Religious healers
  • Foster care, residential, or institutional workers
  • Members of the clergy, as defined in § 15-6-201(2)(b)
  • Guardians ad litem or court-appointed advocates authorized to investigate a report
  • Peace officers or other law enforcement officials

NEBRASKA

 

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Mandatory Reporting

Secondary Resources

Univ. of Nebraska: Reporting Abuse or Neglect

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: (800) 652-1999

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-711

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

Everyone

NEVADA

 

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Mandatory Reporting

Secondary Resources

Mandated Reporters

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-800-992-5757

Mandatory Reporting Statute

Nev. Rev. Stat. § 432B.220

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Persons providing services licensed or certified in this State pursuant to, without limitation, hospitals, physicians and other medical personnel, psychologists, therapists, social workers, and counselors, as described in chapters 450B, 630, 630A, 631, 632, 633, 634, 634A, 635, 636, 637, 637B, 639, 640, 640A, 640B, 640C, 640D, 640E, 641, 641A, 641B, and 641C
  • Any personnel of a licensed medical facility engaged in the admission, examination, care, or treatment of persons or an administrator, manager, or other person in charge of the medical facility upon notification of suspected abuse or neglect of a child by a member of the staff of the medical facility
  • Coroners
  • Members of the clergy, Christian Science practitioners, or religious healers
  • Employees of public or private schools and any volunteers serving at such schools
  • Persons who maintain or are employed by facilities that provide care for children, children’s camps, or other public or private facilities, institutions, or agencies furnishing care to children
  • Persons licensed to conduct foster homes
  • Officers or employees of law enforcement agencies or adult or juvenile probation officers
  • Except as otherwise provided below, attorneys
  • Persons who maintain, are employed by, or serve as volunteers for agencies or services that advise persons regarding abuse or neglect of a child and refer them to persons and agencies where their requests and needs can be met
  • Persons who are employed by or serve as volunteers for a youth shelter
  • Any adult person who is employed by an entity that provides organized activities for children, including, without limitation, any person who is employed by a school district or public school

NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

Links.gov

Mandatory Reporting

Secondary Resources

NH Law Library: Reporting Child Abuse

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-800-894-5533 24-hour hotline (in-state calls only)

Phone: 603-271-6562 24-hour hotline (out of state calls)

Email: Email Lookup

Mandatory Reporting Statute

NH. Rev. Stat. § 169-C:29

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

Everyone

NEW JERSEY

 

Links.gov

DCF- Mandatory Reporting

Secondary Resources

Mandatory Reporting FAQs

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-877 NJ ABUSE (1-877-652-2873)

Mandatory Reporting Statute

NJ. Ann. Stat. § 9: 6-8.10

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

Everyone

NEW MEXICO

 

Links.gov

NM Children, Youth & Family Department

Secondary Resources

Mandatory Reporting

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-855-333-SAFE [7233] or #SAFE from a cell phone

Mandatory Reporting Statute

NM. Ann. Stat. § 32A-4-3

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

Everyone

NEW YORK

 

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Summary Guide for Mandated Reporters in New York State

Secondary Resources

NY Mandated Reporter Resource Center

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-800-635-1522 (Mandated Reporter) 
Phone: 1-800-342-3720 (Public Hotline)

Mandatory Reporting Statute

NY. Soc. Serv. Law § 413

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Physicians, physician assistants, surgeons, medical examiners, coroners, dentists, dental hygienists, osteopaths, optometrists, chiropractors, podiatrists, residents, interns, psychologists, registered nurses, social workers, or emergency medical technicians
  • Licensed creative arts therapists, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, or psychoanalysts
  • Hospital personnel or Christian Science practitioners
  • School officials, including, but not limited to, teachers, guidance counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, school nurses, or administrators
  • Full- or part-time compensated school employees required to hold temporary coaching licenses or professional coaching certificates
  • Social services workers, daycare center workers, providers of family or group family daycare, or any other child care or foster care worker
  • Employees of publicly-funded emergency shelters for families with children
  • Directors of children’s overnight camps, summer day camps, or traveling summer day camps
  • Employees or volunteers in residential care facilities for children that are licensed, certified, or operated by the Office of Children and Family Services
  • Mental health professionals, substance abuse counselors, alcoholism counselors, or all persons credentialed by the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
  • Employees of health home-care agencies or home and community-based services who are expected to have regular and substantial contact with children
  • Peace officers, police officers, district attorney

NORTH CAROLINA

 

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About Child Abuse and Neglect

Secondary Resources

North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in North Carolina

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 919-855-4800

Mandatory Reporting Statute

NC. Gen. Stat. § 7B-301

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

Everyone

NORTH DAKOTA

 

Links.gov

Mandated Reporters

Secondary Resources

Mandated Reporters: Interactive Training

Hotline/Contact Info

Online Form: Report of Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect

Phone Lookup: County # Contact

Mandatory Reporting Statute

ND. Cent. Code §§ 50-25.1-03

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Dentists, dental hygienists, optometrists, medical examiners or coroners, or any other medical or mental health professionals
  • Tier 1, tier 2, tier 3, or tier 4 mental health professionals, as defined under § 25-01-01
  • Religious practitioners of the healing arts
  • Schoolteachers, administrators, or school counselors
  • Child care workers or foster parents
  • Police or law enforcement officers, juvenile court personnel, probation officers, or division of juvenile services employees
  • Licensed social workers, family services specialists, or child care licensors
  • Members of the clergy 


Mental health professionals are classified as follows:

  • Tier 1 mental health professionals include licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, or physician assistants, and advanced practice registered nurses.
  • Tier 2 mental health professionals include licensed independent clinical social workers, professional clinical counselors, marriage and family therapists, addiction counselors, and registered nurses.
  • Tier 3 mental health professionals include licensed associate professional counselors, master social workers, baccalaureate social workers, professional counselors, associate marriage and family therapists, occupational therapists, practical nurses, behavior analysts, vocational rehabilitation counselors, school psychologists, and human relations counselors.
  • Tier 4 mental health professionals include direct care associates or technicians.

OHIO

 

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ODJFS: Report Child Abuse and Neglect

Lucas County, Ohio: Who is mandated by law?

Secondary Resources

Mandatory Reporting

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 855-O-H-CHILD (855-642-4453)
Web Contact: Case-Specific Concerns Form

Mandatory Reporting Statute

OH. Rev. Code § 2151.421

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Attorneys
  • Physicians, interns, residents, dentists, podiatrists, nurses, or other health-care professionals
  • Licensed psychologists, school psychologists, or marriage and family therapists
  • Speech pathologists or audiologists
  • Coroners
  • Administrators or employees of child daycare centers, certified child care agencies, or other public or private children services; residential camps; child day camps; or private, nonprofit therapeutic wilderness camps agencies
  • Teachers, school employees, or school authorities
  • Persons engaged in social work or the practice of professional counseling
  • Peace officers or agents of county humane societies
  • Persons, other than clerics, rendering spiritual treatment through prayer in accordance with the tenets of a well-recognized religion
  • Professional employees of a county Department of Job and Family Services who works with children and families
  • Superintendents or regional administrators employed by the Department of Youth Services
  • Superintendents, board members, or employees of county boards of developmental disabilities; investigative agents contracted with by a county board of developmental disabilities; employees of the Department of
  • Developmental Disabilities; employees of a facility or home that provides respite care; employees of a home health agency; or employees of an entity that provides homemaker services
  • Persons performing the duties of an assessor or third party employed by a public children’s services agency to assist in providing child- or family-related services
  • Court-appointed special advocates or guardians ad litem

OKLAHOMA

 

Links.gov

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

OK Gov: Ch 9 - Child Abuse

Secondary Resources

OSSBA Guidance For Mandatory Reporting

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-800-522-3511

Mandatory Reporting Statute

OK. Ann. Stat. Tit. 10A, § 1-2-101; Tit. 21, § 1021.4

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

Everyone

OREGON

 

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Oregon DHS- Mandatory Reporting

How to Report Abuse and Neglect

Secondary Resources

OR State: Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-855-503-SAFE (7233)

Mandatory Reporting Statute

OR. Rev. Stat. §§ 419B.005; 419B.010

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Physicians, physician assistants, naturopathic physicians, interns, residents, optometrists, chiropractors, dentists, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, nurse’s aides, home health aides, or employees of in-home health services
  • School employees, including employees of higher education institutions (such as community colleges and public and private universities)
  • Employees of the Department of Human Services, the Oregon Health Authority, the Early Learning Division, the Youth Development Council, the Office of Child Care, the Oregon Youth Authority, a local health department, a community mental health program, a community developmental disabilities program, a county juvenile department, a licensed child-caring agency, or an alcohol and drug treatment program
  • Peace officers
  • Members of the clergy
  • Psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, or marriage and family therapists
  • Certified foster care or child care providers
  • Attorneys or court-appointed special advocates
  • Firefighters or emergency medical technicians
  • Members of the Legislative Assembly
  • Physical, speech, or occupational therapists
  • Audiologists or speech-language pathologists
  • Employees of the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission directly involved in investigations or discipline by the commission
  • Operators of preschool or school-age recorded programs
  • Employees or a private agency or organization facilitating the provision of respite services for parents pursuant to a properly executed power of attorney
  • Employees of organizations providing child-related services or activities, including youth groups or centers, scout groups or camps, or summer or day camps
  • Coaches, assistant coaches, or trainers of athletes, if compensated and if the athlete is a child
  • Personal support and home care workers

PENNSYLVANIA

 

Links.gov

Signs of Abuse/Neglect

Who is a Mandated Reporter?

Mandated Reporters

Employees Having Contact with Children Fact Sheet

Secondary Resources

Mandated Reporting in Pennsylvania

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-800-932-0313

Online (Mandated Reporters): Online Report Portal

Mandatory Reporting Statute

PA. Cons. Stat. Tit. 23, § 6311

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Persons licensed or certified to practice in any health-related field
  • Medical examiners, coroners, or funeral directors
  • Employees of licensed health-care facilities who are engaged in the admission, examination, care, or treatment of individuals
  • School employees*
  • Employees of a child care service or public library
  • A clergyman, priest, rabbi, minister, Christian Science practitioner, religious healer, or spiritual leader of any regularly established church or other religious organization
  • Any person, paid or unpaid, who, on the basis of the person’s role in a program, activity, or service, is a person responsible for the child’s welfare or has direct contact with children
  • Employees of a social services agency
  • A peace officer or law enforcement official
  • An emergency medical services provider
  • An individual supervised or managed by a person listed above who has direct contact with children
  • An independent contractor
  • An attorney affiliated with an agency, institution, or other entity, including a school or established religious organization that is responsible for the care, supervision, guidance, or control of children
  • A foster parent
  • An adult family member who is a person responsible for the child’s welfare and provides services to a child in a family living home, community home for individuals with an intellectual disability, or licensed host home for children
     

*A "school employee" is an individual who is employed by a school or who provides an activity or service sponsored by a school. The term does not apply to administrative personnel unless that person has direct contact with children. A school is a facility providing elementary, secondary, or postsecondary educational services, including public and nonpublic schools, vocational-technical schools, and institutions of higher education

RHODE ISLAND

 

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Department of Children, Youth & Families

Secondary Resources

Rhode Island Mandatory Reporting

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-800-RI-CHILD (1-800-742-4453)

Mandatory Reporting Statute

RI. Gen. Laws § 40-11-6

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

Everyone

SOUTH CAROLINA

 

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South Carolina Mandated Reporters

Secondary Resources

Children’s Law Center of SC: Mandated Reporter Guide

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: County # Lookup

Mandatory Reporting Statute

SC. Ann. Code § 63-7-310

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Physicians, nurses, dentists, optometrists, medical examiners, or coroners
  • Employees of county medical examiner’s or coroner's offices
  • Any other medical, emergency medical services, mental health, or allied health professionals
  • Members of the clergy, including Christian Science practitioners or religious healers
  • Clerical or nonclerical religious counselors who charge for services
  • School teachers, counselors, principals, assistant principals, or school attendance officers
  • Social or public assistance workers, substance abuse treatment staff, or child care workers in a child care center or foster care facility
  • Foster parents
  • Police or law enforcement officers or juvenile justice workers
  • Undertakers, funeral home directors, or employees of a funeral home
  • Persons responsible for processing films or computer technicians
  • Judges
  • Volunteer non attorney guardians ad litem serving on behalf of the South Carolina Guardian Ad Litem Program or the Richland County Court-Appointed Special Advocates program

SOUTH DAKOTA

 

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Mandatory Reporting

Secondary Resources

Mandated Reporters

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-877-244-0864

Mandatory Reporting Statute

SD. Ann. Laws § 26-8A-3

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Physicians, dentists, osteopaths, chiropractors, optometrists, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, religious healing practitioners, podiatrists, hospital interns or residents, nurses, or coroners
  • Teachers, school counselors, or officials
  • Licensed or registered child welfare providers
  • Mental health professionals or counselors, psychologists, social workers, chemical dependency counselors, employees or volunteers of domestic abuse shelters, or religious healing practitioners
  • Employees or volunteers of child advocacy organizations or child welfare service providers
  • Parole or court services officers or law enforcement officers
  • Any safety-sensitive position (as defined in § 23-3-64), including any law enforcement officer authorized to carry firearms and any custody staff employed by any agency responsible for the rehabilitation or treatment of any adjudicated adult or juvenile

TENNESSEE

 

Links.gov

Tennessee Child Abuse Hotline FAQ

DCS-Report Child Abuse

Mandated Reporter Training

Secondary Resources

Univ. of TN: Reporting of Abuse

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 877-237-0004

Online Reporter Portal: Report Child Abuse Online

Mandatory Reporting Statute

TN. Ann. Code §§ 37-1-403

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

Everyone

TEXAS

 

Links.gov

Report Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation

Secondary Resources

SMU: Duty to Report Suspected Child Abuse in the State of Texas

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-800-252-5400
Online Contact: Texas Abuse Hotline Portal

Mandatory Reporting Statute

TX. Fam. Code § 261.101

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

Everyone

UTAH

 

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Utah Mandatory Reporting

Secondary Resources

Prevent Child Abuse Utah: Resources & Data

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-855-323-3237

Mandatory Reporting Statute

UT. Ann. Code § 62A-4a-403

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

Everyone

VERMONT

 

Links.gov

Mandated Reporters of Child Abuse/Neglect

Secondary Resources

Kids of Vermont: Protecting Vermont's Children

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-800-649-5285

Mandatory Reporting Statute

VT. Ann. Stat. Tit. 33, § 4913

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Health-care providers, including physicians, surgeons, osteopaths, chiropractors, physician assistants, resident physicians, interns, hospital administrators, nurses, medical examiners, emergency medical personnel, dentists, psychologists, and pharmacists
  • Individuals who are employed or contracted and paid by a school district or an approved or recognized independent school, including school superintendents, headmasters, teachers, student teachers, school librarians, school principals, and school guidance counselors
  • Child care workers
  • Mental health professionals and social workers
  • Police officers and probation officers
  • Employees, contractors, and grantees of the Agency of Human Services who have contact with clients
  • Camp owners, camp administrators, and camp counselors
  • Members of the clergy

VIRGINIA

 

Links.gov

Mandated Reporters: Training & Resources

A Guide For Mandated Reporters In Recognizing And Reporting Child Abuse And Neglect

Secondary Resources

Mandated Reporters:
Who are they and what is their role in reducing child abuse?

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-800-552-7096

Mandatory Reporting Statute

VI. Ann. Code § 63.2-1509

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Persons licensed to practice medicine or any of the healing arts
  • Hospital residents or interns and nurses
  • Social workers, family-services specialists, or probation officers
  • Teachers or other employees at public or private schools, kindergartens, or nursery schools
  • Persons providing full-time or part-time child care for pay on a regular basis
  • Mental health professionals
  • Law enforcement officers, animal control officers, or mediators
  • Professional staff employed by private or State operated hospitals, institutions, or facilities to which children have been placed for care and treatment
  • Persons age 18 or older associated with or employed by any public or private organization responsible for the care, custody, or control of children
  • Court-appointed special advocates
  • Persons age 18 or older who have received training approved by the Department of Social Services for the purposes of recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect
  • Persons employed by a local department who determine eligibility for public assistance
  • Emergency medical services providers, unless such providers immediately report the matter directly to the attending physician at the hospital to which the child is transported
  • Persons employed by public or private institutions of higher education, other than an attorney who is employed by a public or private institution of higher education as it relates to information gained in the course of providing legal representation to a client
  • Athletic coaches, directors, or other persons age 18 or older employed by or volunteering with private sports organizations or teams
  • Administrators or employees age 18 or older of public or private day camps, youth centers, and youth recreation programs
  • Ministers, priests, rabbis, imams, or duly accredited practitioners of any religious organization or denomination usually referred to as a church

WASHINGTON

 

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Mandatory and Permissive Reporters

Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect

Secondary Resources

WCSAP: Mandated Reporting of Child Sexual Abuse

Washington Univ: FAQ from Mandated Reporters

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-866-ENDHARM (1-866-363-4276)

Mandatory Reporting Statute

WA. Rev. Code § 26.44.030

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Practitioners, county coroners, or medical examiners
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Professional school personnel
  • Registered or licensed nurses, social service counselors, psychologists, or pharmacists
  • Employees of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families
  • Licensed or certified child care providers or their employees
  • Employees of the Department of Social and Health Services
  • Juvenile probation officers
  • Placement and liaison specialists, responsible living skills program staff, or HOPE center staff
  • State family and children’s ombudsman or any volunteer in the ombudsman’s office
  • Host home programs
  • Persons who supervise employees or volunteers who train, educate, coach, or counsel children or have regular unsupervised access to children
  • Department of Corrections personnel
  • Any adult with whom a child resides
  • Guardians ad litem and court-appointed special advocates

WASHINGTON, D.C.

 

Links.gov

Mandated Reporters

Secondary Resources

DC Victim: Child Abuse & Neglect

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 202) 671-SAFE or (202) 671-7233

Mandatory Reporting Statute

DC. Ann. Code § 4-1321.02

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Child and Family Services Agency employees, agents, and contractors
  • Physicians, psychologists, medical examiners, dentists, chiropractors, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, or persons involved in the care and treatment of patients
  • Law enforcement officers or humane officers of any agency charged with the enforcement of animal cruelty laws
  • School officials, teachers, or athletic coaches
  • Department of Parks and Recreation employees, public housing resident managers, social service workers, or daycare workers
  • Human trafficking counselors
  • Domestic violence counselors or mental health professionals

WEST VIRGINIA

 

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WV Court: Mandated Reporters

A Guide for West Virginia School Personnel in Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

Secondary Resources

Mandated Reporters

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 1-800-352-6513.

Mandatory Reporting Statute

WV. Ann. Code § 49-2-803

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Medical, dental, or mental health professionals
  • Christian Science practitioners or religious healers
  • Teachers or other school personnel
  • Social service, child care, or foster care workers
  • Emergency medical services personnel
  • Peace officers, law enforcement officials, or humane officers
  • Members of the clergy
  • Circuit court judges, family court judges, employees of the Division of Juvenile Services, or magistrates
  • Youth camp administrators, counselors, employees, coaches, or volunteers of entities that provide organized activities for children
  • Commercial film or photographic print processors

WISCONSIN

 

Links.gov

Mandated Reporters

Secondary Resources

Wis. Child Welfare Development System: Who is a Mandated Reporter?

Hotline/Contact Info

Agency County Lookup: Report Abuse # Lookup

Mandatory Reporting Statute

WI. Ann. Stat. § 48.981

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

The following individuals:

  • Physicians, coroners, medical examiners, nurses, dentists, chiropractors, optometrists, acupuncturists, other medical or mental health professionals, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, dietitians, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, audiologists, emergency medical technicians, or emergency medical services practitioners
  • Schoolteachers, administrators, or counselors
  • School employees not otherwise specified above
  • Child care workers in child care centers, group homes, or residential care centers, or child care providers
  • Alcohol or other drug abuse counselors, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, or members of the treatment staff employed by or working under contract with a county department or a residential care center for children and youth
  • Social workers, public assistance workers (including financial and employment planners), emergency medical responders, police or law enforcement officers, mediators, or court appointed special advocates
  • Members of the clergy or a religious order, including brothers, ministers, monks, nuns, priests, rabbis, or sisters

WYOMING

 

Links.gov

Mandatory Reporting of Child or Vulnerable Adult Abuse/Neglect/Exploitation

Secondary Resources

Mandatory Reporting of Abuse or Neglect

Hotline/Contact Info

Phone: 307-286-1592

Mandatory Reporting Statute

WY. Ann. Stat. § 14-3-205 (p. 64)

Who is a Mandatory Reporter?

Everyone