December 11, 2014

New Report: Changes in the Mandated Reporter Law Since 2011

OLR Report 2014-R-0286 describes changes the legislature has made to the law on mandated reporters of child abuse since 2011.

The legislature has made several changes to the law since 2011, including making it a crime for (1) mandated reporters to fail to report suspected child abuse or neglect to the Department of Children and Families or (2) someone to intentionally and unreasonably interfere with or prevent a mandated reporter from reporting such suspected abuse or neglect. It also expanded the list of mandated reporters to include youth camp directors, youth athletic coaches, directors and trainers, all Department of Public Health employees, and certain employees of the Office of Early Childhood.

For more information, read the full report.