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 Cristina Hickey at 925-798-0546 ext.15 or email at chickey@capc-coco.org

Tips for Reporting Suspected Child Abuse During the COVID19 Pandemic: Q&A with Contra Costa CFS

 

Reporting abuse during Covid-19 crisis

Guidance for mandated reporters working remotely

Mandated Reporter Reference Materials

Frequently Asked by Mandated Reporters of Suspected Child Abuse

Fiscal year summary

During 2018 – 2019 CAPC did 80 Mandated Reporting Trainings delivered to 2,564 individuals. 

Quotes

“Children need models rather than critics.”

— Joseph Joubert

Success Stories

A father doesn’t give up

“Manuel never gave up on his son.  He completed two Nurturing Parenting Program sessions and enrolled in additional parenting classes because he wants to become the best father possible.” ~Maggie Velasco

Read More »

A Changed Life

The Child Abuse Prevention Council has saved my life and I feel as if it has saved the lives of my children and transformed their destiny. This is the depth and power in which the Child Abuse Prevention Council has impacted my life. ~Lakisha Hill

Read More »