According to California Penal Code Section 11165.1 – 11165.6 the following situations are reportable child abuse and neglect conditions:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Child exploitation, child pornography and child prostitution
- Severe or general neglect
- Extreme corporal punishment resulting in injury
- Willful cruelty or unjustifiable punishment
In general, any person paid to work directly with children, including a CASA volunteer, is a Mandated Reporter and is required by law to report suspected child abuse or neglect. To verify you are a mandated reporter refer to Reporting Law Summary
below. CAPC offers free training to Mandated Reporters throughout Contra Costa County on how to identify and report suspected child abuse.
Mandated Reporter Reference Materials
In addition to Mandated Reporter Training, CAPC offers free workshops for the community and parent groups on the identification of suspected child abuse, what is not abuse and how to keep kids safe.