Who will know I made a report?

Individuals who report abuse or neglect in good faith cannot be held liable for damages under criminal or civil law. Your name is not given to the person named as the abuser or anyone else, unless ordered by a hearing officer or judge. Members of the public may make reports without giving their names.

All reports of abuse or neglect remain strictly confidential. However, if the matter goes to court, the court may obtain access to the reporter's identity.

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1. How do I report a suspected case of abuse and neglect?
2. What is child abuse and neglect?
3. When should I report abuse or neglect?
4. Who will know I made a report?
5. What happens after I make the report?
6. Does a report mean a child will be removed from the home?