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NCJ Number: 155963 Find in a Library
Title: Overview of the Child Abuse Reporting Act
Author(s): D K McKnight
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Minnesota Legislature
St. Paul, MN 55155
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Minnesota Legislature
House of Representatives
Research Dept
State Capitol Complex
St. Paul, MN 55155
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Minnesota Child Abuse Reporting Act establishes a system for reporting possible child abuse and neglect to government agencies which are authorized to provide protective services for the child and to conduct criminal investigations.
Abstract: The act also contains provisions governing agency responses to reports and access to information generated under the act. Some of the child abuse reporting system's features are determined for Federal requirements that Minnesota must satisfy in order to qualify for Federal child abuse prevention and treatment grants. A brief overview of the Child Abuse Reporting Act and related laws and rules is provided that focuses on who can and should report child abuse, forms of reportable child abuse and neglect, the creation of child abuse reports, report investigation and assessment, report access, how reports are shared among government agencies, and report destruction.
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Abused children; Child abuse investigations; Child abuse reporting statutes; Child protection services; Child victims; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Minnesota; State laws
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