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In California, certain individuals are mandated by law to report known or suspected child abuse. These mandated reporters are listed in the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA); of the over 40 categories listed, school personnel are listed first.

In 2013, 89% of all reports made in the state of California were made by mandated reporters, led by school personnel, who made 22% of reports of suspected child abuse or neglect¹.

¹ Needell, B., Webster, D., Armijo, M., Lee, S., Dawson, W., Magruder, J., Exel, M., Cuccaro-Alamin, S., Putnam-Hornstein, E., King, B., Sandoval, A., Yee, H., Mason, F., Benton, C., Pixton, E., Lou, C., & Peng, C. (2014). CCWIP reports. Retrieved 10/7/2014, from University of California at Berkeley California Child Welfare Indicators Project website. URL:

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