Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

New Jersey is a mandatory reporting State. This means that any person having reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to child abuse must report his/her concerns or findings immediately. The report should include whatever information may be helpful, such as the identity of the perpetrator; the names and addresses of the child and his/her parent or other person having custody; the child’s age; and the nature and extent of the child’s injury, abuse or mistreatment.