For States with alternative responses, the primary role of other agencies is to provide services. Nine States (45.0%) specifically mentioned service provision in their policy documents. Fourteen States (70.0%) specifically mentioned that the community agencies would conduct assessments.
Contact requirements for States with alternative responses were most frequently contacts with the family or parents. (Responses were not mutually exclusive.)
- Fourteen States (70.0%) specified contact with the family;
- Five States (25.0%) specified the alleged child victim would be contacted;
- Four States (20.0%) required contacting collaterals; and
- Two States (10.0%) specified the perpetrator must be contacted.