How Do I Report Child Abuse or Neglect in Arizona?
Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in Arizona
Some people ask how do I report child abuse or neglect in Arizona. If you reasonably believe a child has been abused or neglected, you may report that concern either to law enforcement or the Arizona Department of Child Safety.
Many people choose to report the concern to law enforcement who will very likely contact the Arizona Department of Child Safety as they deem necessary.
It is important for you to provide as much details as possible to support your concerns about the abuse or neglect of a child. The agencies who investigate claims of child abuse and neglect will typically investigate child abuse cases based upon the severity of the alleged abuse or neglect of a child.
Those cases involving allegations that place children at risk of suffering greater harm will receive priority over those allegations that involve less significant harm to a child.
You should also know that, pursuant to Arizona law, your identity will be kept confidential. As a result, the parent or parents of the child who you suspect is being abused or neglected will not be told you made the child abuse report. However, you may be called to testify as a witness if criminal charges are filed against abusive or neglectful parents.
If you have questions about how to report child abuse or neglect in Arizona, you should seriously consider contacting the attorneys at Hildebrand Law, PC. Our Arizona child abuse and family law attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience successfully representing clients in child abuse and family law cases.
Our family law firm has earned numerous awards such as US News and World Reports Best Arizona Family Law Firm, US News and World Report Best Divorce Attorneys, “Best of the Valley” by Arizona Foothills readers, and “Best Arizona Divorce Law Firms” by North Scottsdale Magazine.
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