Here Are The Mandatory Reporting Laws In Indiana

Indiana

(1) Does the state require everyone to report child abuse, including sex abuse?  Yes. “An individual who has reason to believe that a child is a victim of child abuse or neglect shall make a report.”

(2) Does the law require coaches to report child abuse? Yes, because everyone is required to report.

(3) Does the law require college staff to report child abuse? Yes, because everyone is required to report.

(4) Does the law allow jail time for those who fail to properly report abuse? Yes; the penalty is a Class B Misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Indiana requires some individuals to provide multiple layers of reports to the state and to the administrators of certain institutions. Failing to make the multiple layers of reports can result in multiple penalties.

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Aaron Keller is an attorney licensed in two states. He holds a juris doctor degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and a broadcast journalism degree from Syracuse University. During law school, he completed legal residencies in the Office of the New Hampshire Attorney General and in a local prosecutor’s office. He was employed as a summer associate in the New Hampshire Department of Safety, which manages the state police, and further served as a summer law clerk for a New York trial judge. Before law school, Keller worked for television stations in New York and in the Midwest, mostly as an evening news anchor and investigative reporter. His original reporting on the Wisconsin murder of Teresa Halbach was years later featured in the Netflix film "Making A Murderer."

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