Child Abuse Reporting Statutes: New Jersey

Child Abuse Reporting Statutes

New Jersey Child Abuse Reporting Statute


Title 9. Children–Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts

Subtitle 3. Protective Welfare Laws

Chapter 6. Abandonment, Abuse, Cruelty and Neglect

Article 1. General Provisions

  1. Abused Child–Reports and Protective Custody

9:6-8.10. Reports of child abuse

Any person having reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to child abuse or acts of child abuse shall report the same immediately to the Division of Youth and Family Services by telephone or otherwise. Such reports, where possible, shall contain the names and addresses of the child and his parent, guardian, or other person having custody and control of the child and, if known, the child’s age, the nature and possible extent of the child’s injuries, abuse or maltreatment, including any evidence of previous injuries, abuse or maltreatment, and any other information that the person believes may be helpful with respect to the child abuse and the identity of the perpetrator.