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 with children, including a CASA volunteer, is a Mandated Reporter and is required by law to report suspected child abuse or neglect. To verify if you are a mandated reporter refer to Reporting Law Summary below. CAPC offers free live training to Mandated Reporters throughout Contra Costa County regarding signs and symptoms of suspected child abuse and reporting requirements.

To request a mandated reporter training call Angelina Shipe at 925-798-0546 ext.15 or email at

Mandated Reporter Reference Materials

Date of training:  April 17, 2024 YMCA of the East Bay
Mandated Reporter Training

Quote from some of the participants:
“I really like that she continued to change the negative perception of CFS.”
“Great training and very informative. I learned something new. This is a hard to discuss topic but you were sensitive and allowed the space for self care.  Thanks so much.”
“Information is very helpful and gave me the knowledge on how to support families and children who might be at risk for child abuse and neglect.”