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State Specific Information on Child Abuse

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The Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 is a federal law which addresses mandatory reporting of child abuse.

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 children. Little League Baseball, Incorporated (LLB) has compiled a summary of all currently existing federal and state laws regarding mandatory reporting of child abuse.

It is strongly recommended that local leagues consult with legal counsel in its jurisdiction to determine the applicability, if any, of federal, state and local requirements and laws to its program regarding the reporting of child abuse.

The information that follows is current through December 28, 2023.

Reporting Child Abuse