Flexible Reporting Options for Skilled Child Abuse Professionals

Published in: Child Abuse and Neglect, v. 15, No. 4, 1991, p. 335-341

Posted on RAND.org on October 01, 1991

by D Finkelhor, Gail L. Zellman

Proposed is a system of flexible options for the mandated reporting of child abuse and neglect, to improve compliance with and reduce burdens on the child protective system. Potential benefits and drawbacks of the plan, which would identify and train registered reporters and offer the option of explicit deferred investigation, are discussed.

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