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540 N. California Street | Stockton, CA 95202 | Phone: (209) 464.4524

Why You Should Care

from The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP)
Nearly 700,000
children are abused
in the U.S. annually.
Every 10 Seconds
A report of child abuse
is made.
5 Children
die every day from child
abuse and neglect.

Who is a Mandated Reporter?

The state of California Penal Code 11166a defines the following as Mandated Reporters
When in the scope of one’s professional capacity or within the scope of one’s employment, has knowledge of or observes a child whom one knows or reasonably suspects has been the victim of child abuse or neglect. The mandated reporter shall make an initial report by telephone to the agency (San Joaquin County Child Protective Services 209-468-1333) immediately or as soon as is practicably possible, and shall prepare and send, fax, (209-468-1827) a written follow-up report within 36 hours of receiving the information concerning the incident.

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Stop the Abuse.

If you suspect that a child is in danger of abuse or neglect, report it. The mandated reporter shall make an initial report by telephone to the agency (San Joaquin County Child Protective Services 209-468-1333) immediately or as soon as is practicably possible, and shall prepare and send, fax, (209-468-1827) a written follow-up report within 36 hours of receiving the information concerning the incident.

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Take Action

It is estimated that five children die each day in this country as a result of child abuse and neglect. Discover ways you can be active in the fight to end child abuse. Become a mandated reporter.

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