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What is considered child abuse and neglect in my State? How does my State define child abuse and neglect?

Office:
CB
Categories:
Child Welfare
Topics:
Child Abuse and Neglect

Answer

Each State is responsible for defining child abuse and neglect according to State and Federal laws.

Child Welfare Information Gateway, a service of the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), provides links to each State’s definitions of child abuse and neglect: https://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/state/.

Follow the three easy steps to retrieve your results:  1) Select a State, 2) Select a Topic (check the box next to “Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect” under the heading Child Abuse and Neglect, and 3) Begin Your Search (click on Go!).