Any of the below acts involving anyone under the age of 18 MUST be reported:
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
The mandated reporter must only have reasonable suspicion that a child has been mistreated; no evidence or proof is required prior to making a report. The case will be further investigated by law enforcement and/or child welfare services.
How to Report:
By Phone: Immediately, or as soon as possible, make a telephone report to child welfare services and/or to a Police or Sheriff’s department.
Child Welfare Services
(209) 558 - 3665
In Writing: Within 36 hours, a Suspected Child Abuse Report (Form 8572) must be sent, faxed or submitted electronically.
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