missouri children's division

3:27 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Mo. House endorses child abuse reporting bill

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Missouri House members have passed legislation that would require mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect to report suspicions directly to the state's Children's Division.

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8:14 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Task force releases 22 recommendations for child sex-abuse prevention

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Originally published on Fri January 4, 2013 10:51 am

A task force has released its recommendations on combatting sexual abuse of children in Missouri.

There are 22 recommendations in all.  They include requiring people who are legally obligated to report sex abuse incidents to directly contact the state’s Children’s Division, instead of just reporting incidents to superiors within their own organizations.  That particular recommendation will be sponsored by State Representative Marsha Haefner (R, Oakville).

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