Relevant sections of state statutes are provided for those who are interested in statutory language regarding states’ definitions of child abuse and neglect. Please note that information in the database about states’ definitions for abuse and neglect were obtained from multiple sources, including statutes, policy documentation, and state child welfare agency staff. It is important to note that the text in the state statutes may not reflect the full scope of information collected for all variables in the definitions of child abuse and neglect domain data sets. All sources used to code variables for each state are noted in Appendix B of the codebook and listed as sources in the state profiles.