What does the term ‘Mandated Reporter’ mean?

In many jurisdictions in the Western world, a mandated reporter is a person who is legally required to report observed or suspected abuse.

How can I find out about the laws regarding sexual abuse in my state?

To find more info on laws and other information about sexual abuse in your state, enter ‘(your state name).gov’ and ‘sexual abuse’ into a web search and visit the top results.

Is there a national abuse hotline I can call to report child abuse?

To report child abuse, you can call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 800.For.A.Child (800.422.4453).