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


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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