Table 1. Costs of Developing, Implementing and Maintaining A National Registry of Child Maltreatment Perpetrators

09/01/2012

Table 1. Costs of Developing, Implementing and Maintaining A National Registry of Child Maltreatment Perpetrators

DESCRIPTIONESTIMATED COST
Federal costs of developing and implementing the database of child maltreatment perpetrators$4 million over 2 to 3 years
Grants to states to defray initial implementation costs (e.g. preparing data, ensuring security of information exchanged)$10 to 20 million over 2 to 3 years
Annual costs of maintaining the database, including responding to states' database queries$4 to 6 million
Annual cost to states of resolving potential false positive matches and responding to requests for more detailed informationUnknown
Costs to states that need to change the level of proof required for substantiation decisions or otherwise alter their due process procedures conform to standards for a national registryUnknown