Child Abuse Process
The guides and q&as below explore who is required to report suspected abuse cases, what to expect from an abuse investigation, and how the process unfolds from reporting through investigation and prosecution.
Posted by attorney Jill Osborne.
(Originally published in Charter School Monthly, December 2011. Reprinted with permission.) Child abuse is a problem that has reached epidemic proportions. Over 3 million cases of child abuse are... more
Posted by attorney Mary Commander.
Who Has To Report Child Abuse or Neglect in Virginia? Parents often come to the attention of the Department of Social Services and the courts by way of reports from "mandatory reporters", those who... more
Posted by attorney David Redfearn.
Child Abuse Investigations Florida Department of Children and Families Being accused of harming a child or a vulnerable adult, especially a loved one, can be among the most emotionally... more
Posted by attorney Daniel Hilf.
Allegations in Michigan involving child neglect and child abuse cases can involve the prosecutor's office or the attorney general's office depending upon the jurisdiction. The allegations can be... more
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Purpose of Juvenile Dependency Court: The Juvenile Dependency Court is a branch of the Superior Court which hears cases involving neglected and/or abused children under eighteen years of age. The f
Posted by attorney Maury Beaulier.
FIGHTING FALSE ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE October has been designated as "Domestic Violence" month. The goal of this declaration is to raise awareness about the high level of violence in families. However,... more
Posted by attorney Caitlin Whitwell.
Making the causal connection In the 1990s, many states adopted statutes of limitations that run from the time the victim makes the causal connection between the childhood abuse and the psychological
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