Click this button-link is so that you can safely exit this website quickly Click this button-link is so that you can quickly find the help you need

Designing & Innovating Solutions

Mandatory Reporting

Explore and learn about the complexities of mandatory reporting laws, practice, harm done and how advocates and policy makers can shift our collective energy towards mandatory supporting and away from reporting families impacted by DV. Domestic violence is a complex dynamic in families that requires unique and additional considerations when deciding whether a child abuse report is needed. Filing child abuse reports often has impacts that the reporters do not see. It has been repeatedly documented that mandated reporters fail to recognize or consider the impact of poverty, systemic racism, and cross generational trauma when they suspect maltreatment. This lack of awareness contributes to and compounds bias in mandated reporting, resulting in generations of communities of color experiencing the child welfare system as a system of surveillance and not support.

Report

Rethinking Protection: Alternatives to Mandatory Reporting for Survivors of Domestic Violence & Their Children

Podcast

Pivot Towards Promising Futures Podcast Series

MANDATORY REPORTING

It has been repeatedly documented that mandated reporters fail to recognize or consider the impact of poverty, systemic racism,...

Policy Guidance, Practice Guidance

Child Abuse & Mandatory Reporting: A Complex Matter

TRANSFORMING THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM

The child welfare policies and programs we create today have a direct impact on how well or not so...

Infographic

REIMAGINING CHILD AND FAMILY SAFETY

Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and their families while repairing and preventing harms caused by existing systems...

Policy Guidance, Practice Guidance

Bridges to Better

PROTECTIVE FACTORS & RESILIENCY

Domestic violence (DV) protective factors are individual and relational attributes, as well as environmental and social conditions, that lessen...

Report

The Accountability Dialogues Executive Summary

Webinar

The Accountability Dialogues

Video

Let’s Be Real: The Urgent Need for Change in Child Welfare, Courts, and DV Programs