Child Abuse Reporting Laws for District of Columbia

State and Statute: District of Columbia, Code §§ 4-1321.01 et seq. (originally enacted in 1966; statute language affecting what appears here most recently amended in 2017; all language verified here as of November of 2017)

What Is Reportable "Abuse": Physical, sexual, or mental abuse, or negligent treatment or maltreatment, by a parent, guardian, or custodian. [4-1321.02(a)]

Mandatory Reporters: "Persons required to report such abuse or neglect shall include … school official, teacher, athletic coach, … social service worker, day care worker … domestic violence counselor … and mental health professional." [4-1321.02(b)]

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