New Jersey

Code Section
9:6-8.9, et seq.

What Constitutes Abuse
Physical injury by other than accidental means; causing substantial risk of death or serious disfigurement or protracted impairment of physical or emotional health; sexual abuse or acts of sexual abuse; willful abandonment; willful isolation of ordinary social contact to indicate emotional or social deprivation; inappropriate placement in institution; neglect by not supplying adequate care, necessaries or supervision

Mandatory Reporting Required By
Any person

Basis of Report of Abuse/Neglect
Having reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to child abuse or acts of child abuse

To Whom Reported
Division of Youth and Family Services (they also maintain a 24-hour hotline) in Department of Human Services

Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting
Knowing violation: disorderly person


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