Penalties for Failure to Report and False Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect

Discusses laws that impose penalties, in the form of either fines or jail time or both, on mandatory reporters who fail to report cases of suspected child abuse and neglect as required by the reporting laws. State laws also may impose penalties on any person who knowingly makes a false report of abuse or neglect. Summaries of laws for all States and U.S. territories are included. Created by Child Welfare Information Gateway.

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