Assessing the Feasibility of Creating and Maintaining a National Registry of Child Maltreatment Perpetrators: Research Report. CHAPTER 2. CURRENT ENVIRONMENT

09/01/2012

This chapter provides a snapshot of the current practice and policy environment in which State child protective services (CPS) systems identify child maltreatment perpetrators and maintain records on such perpetrators. The first section provides a brief overview of the current Federal guidance and requirements related to maintaining or obtaining data about perpetrators. The second section provides an overview of the commonalities and differences among State policies and practices in terms of definitions of child abuse and neglect; CPS responses and categories of findings; procedures for providing due process to perpetrators; and maintenance of information on such persons.

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