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Little League Provides State-Specific Information on Child Abuse

1) As of June 30, 2014, since the January 9, 2014 update the following 8 states have amended or revised their existing child abuse statutes: Arizona, Connecticut, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia

2) As of June 30, 2014, the following 32 states and the District of Columbia have pending legislation: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin

3) As of June 30, 2014, the following 16 states had no new or pending legislation regarding their child abuse statutes: Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming

Fifty (50) states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws which address mandatory reporting of child abuse to protect the health and safety of young athletes. Little League Baseball Incorporated (LLB) has compiled a summary of all currently existing state laws regarding mandatory report of child abuse.

The information that follows is current through June 30, 2014

As an addition to Little League’s Child Protection Program, in place for more than a decade, we are providing information that local league and district volunteers in each of the 50 U.S. states can use in knowing the proper procedures for reporting suspected child abuse. The information allows volunteers in any state to easily access information on statutory language, hotline reporting information and reporting requirements. More information on how to check an individual state’s laws and reporting information can be found by clicking the state link below.

To read more about mandatory reporting, with a summary of state reporting laws, visit: http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/manda.cfm

For state (toll-free) child abuse reporting numbers, visit: http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/reslist/rl_dsp.cfm?rs_id=5&rate_chno=W-00082

To search the definitions of child maltreatment by state, visit: http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/state/