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Child Abuse Reporting Laws for New Jersey

STATE AND STATUTE: New Jersey, Stats. §§ 9:6-8.9 et seq. (originally enacted in 1971; statute language affecting what appears here most recently amended in 2016; all language verified here as of November of 2017)

WHAT IS REPORTABLE "ABUSE": Physical, sexual, or mental abuse or neglect by a child's parent, guardian, or other person having his custody and control. [9:6-8.21]

MANDATORY REPORTERS: "Any person having reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to child abuse." [9:6-8.10]

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