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Message ID: 8480
Date: 2010-05-19

Author:lfontesrcn.com

Subject:when to call the D.A. about suspected maltreatment

I realize practices vary by state and probably by district, as well as certainly by nation. Can anyone point me to materials regarding how decisions are made by CPS to report possible/probable abuse to the district attorney (prosecutor)? I am interested in anecdotal information as well as research. I'm interested in this not just for the U.S, actually, but for other countries as well. Many thanks! Lisa Fontes, Ph.D. University of Massachusetts USA

I realize practices vary by state and probably by district, as well as certainly by nation. Can anyone point me to materials regarding how decisions are made by CPS to report possible/probable abuse to the district attorney (prosecutor)? I am interested in anecdotal information as well as research. I'm interested in this not just for the U.S, actually, but for other countries as well. Many thanks! Lisa Fontes, Ph.D. University of Massachusetts USA