Fact Sheets Highlighting Findings from the SCAN Policies Database

The four fact sheets explore key aspects of states’ child abuse and neglect definitions and policies using data from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. These fact sheets use data from the SCAN Policies Database 2019 that describe key aspects of states’ definitions of child maltreatment and policies for reporting, screening, and investigating child abuse and neglect. The fact sheets should be of interest to individuals who work in child welfare agencies, practitioners, researchers, service providers, program administrators, program evaluators, and funders.

Technical Appendix

Additional information about key findings from these fact sheets, including how specific states support the findings, are available in a technical appendix and Excel workbook.