National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts. Review of State CPS Policy. Notification Requirements

04/01/2003

The majority of States had requirements for notifying specific persons about the results of the investigation. (See table 4-N.) (Responses were not mutually exclusive.)

  • Forty-one States (80.4%) specified that the perpetrator must be notified;
  • Thirty-eight States (74.5%) specified that the family must be notified;
  • Thirty-one States (60.8%) specified that the Central Registry must be informed;
  • Seventeen States (33.3%) specified that law enforcement must be informed, as appropriate; and
  • Sixteen States (31.4%) specified notifying mandated reporters of the outcome.

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