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Message ID: 9394
Date: 2013-03-26

Author:Cathleen Palm

Subject:Youth within the defining of, reporting and registering child abuse perpetrators

Pennsylvania stakeholders – within and outside of government – are working together to explore the best options related to how best to address the inclusion (or not) of youth within the context of who can be a perpetrator of child abuse and when a person is placed on a registry of known perpetrators. Pennsylvania is on course to make some comprehensive revisions to our state law in the next few months. The actions taken with regard to youth is an area where we thought the experiences of other states might prove instructive. We would welcome insight about your own state law and practice and have prepared questions in order to achieve consistency in the ask as varied listserves are approached. Below are the questions and thank you for your willingness to help us learn and think through this complex area of child protection. I should note that the last question speaks to a home schooling issue as that is another area we are wrestling with. Take care….Cathleen Palm (www.protectpachildren.org) 1. Does your state define a perpetrator of child abuse as an individual who is 18 or older? Yes _____ No ______ 2. If your state does include individuals under age 18 as perpetrators of child abuse, are there any exceptions to this requirement either based on the age of the child or the offense type? Yes _____ No _______ If yes, please explain. 3. Can a minor be placed on your state’s child abuse registry? Yes ______ No ________ 4. If yes, who has access to information on the registry and for what purpose? 5. If minors can be placed on the state registry is there a special procedure/added layer of review before they are placed on the registry (e.g., requires a judicial determination)? Yes_____ No_____ 6. Does your state have any requirements on conducting safety or risk assessments on families who home school their children? If so, do the requirements speak to only conducting assessments when the family was previously known to the child welfare agency or for how long the assessments must occur (i.e, for at least one year)? From: bounce-61045893-13606222@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-61045893-13606222@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of D F MCMAHON Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2012 5:34 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: RE: Reasonable Efforts data

Pennsylvania stakeholders – within and outside of government – are working together to explore the best options related to how best to address the inclusion (or not) of youth within the context of who can be a perpetrator of child abuse and when a person is placed on a registry of known perpetrators. Pennsylvania is on course to make some comprehensive revisions to our state law in the next few months. The actions taken with regard to youth is an area where we thought the experiences of other states might prove instructive. We would welcome insight about your own state law and practice and have prepared questions in order to achieve consistency in the ask as varied listserves are approached. Below are the questions and thank you for your willingness to help us learn and think through this complex area of child protection. I should note that the last question speaks to a home schooling issue as that is another area we are wrestling with. Take care….Cathleen Palm (www.protectpachildren.org) 1. Does your state define a perpetrator of child abuse as an individual who is 18 or older? Yes _____ No ______ 2. If your state does include individuals under age 18 as perpetrators of child abuse, are there any exceptions to this requirement either based on the age of the child or the offense type? Yes _____ No _______ If yes, please explain. 3. Can a minor be placed on your state’s child abuse registry? Yes ______ No ________ 4. If yes, who has access to information on the registry and for what purpose? 5. If minors can be placed on the state registry is there a special procedure/added layer of review before they are placed on the registry (e.g., requires a judicial determination)? Yes_____ No_____ 6. Does your state have any requirements on conducting safety or risk assessments on families who home school their children? If so, do the requirements speak to only conducting assessments when the family was previously known to the child welfare agency or for how long the assessments must occur (i.e, for at least one year)? From: bounce-61045893-13606222list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-61045893-13606222list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of D F MCMAHON Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2012 5:34 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: RE: Reasonable Efforts data