Adapted from the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault guide, this guide for survivors includes definitions related to civil lawsuits, information on the advantages and disadvantages of filing a civil suit, personal, financial and legal factors. The guide also discusses the role of an attorney and how to select an attorney. Civil lawsuit procedures are outlined and explained.
This guide is designed to help you better understand the mandated reporter statute and to outline appropriate actions you should take if you know or suspect a child is being abused or neglected.This guide includes information on:- The process for reporting suspected child maltreatment- The partnership with law enforcement, child protection and licensing agencies- Conditions of neglect and abuse that should be reported- Some behaviors and characteristics of children and families who may need help- Relevant state statutes.Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect: A Resource Guide for Mandated Reporters
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