Child Abuse

Welcome to the Child Abuse section of FindLaw's Family Law Center. Here you will find information on identifying, preventing, and reporting child abuse, as well as state-specific child abuse laws and resources. Learn who is required by law to report suspicion of child abuse, along with how to avoid making false allegations of child abuse. Whether you're looking for general information on how the law can help protect children from abuse, or for specifics on how to properly report abuse, you’ve come to the right place.