2015 Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Churches
It is imperative for ministers to
be able to answer the following questions:
- What is the definition of reportable
"child abuse" under my state child abuse reporting
- Am I a mandatory reporter of child abuse?
- What if I learn of childabuse in the course of a conversation that isprotected by the clergy-penitent privilege? Am I still required to report?
How do I report child abuse?
Each of these questions is answered in the table that accompanies this article, based on the current child abuse reporting laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION