Issue Brief

50-State Comparison of Mandatory Reporting Laws

The Mandatory Reporting Task Force was created by legislation in 2022 in the office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman (CPO). It is tasked with analyzing a number of specific policy considerations regarding child abuse, neglect, and requirements for individuals in certain occupations to report suspicions of child abuse and neglect. The task force was also charged with analyzing best practices regarding these policies. To aid the task force in this analysis, the CPO has created this 50-State Comparison of Mandatory Reporting Policies. This resource was prepared by the CPO’s Public Policy Analyst Bryan Kelley, who can be contacted by email.

View the 50-State Comparison of Mandatory Reporting Laws