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Chart provides information regarding the number of child maltreatment reports investigated by DHS. A single report may include multiple children, and each child may have multiple types of alleged maltreatment. If any of these allegations for any child is confirmed, the entire report is counted as a confirmed report. If any of the confirmed allegations conclude that the perpetrator should be placed on the child abuse registry, the report is counted as founded. Maltreatment levels are defined as follows:

  • Unconfirmed – child abuse/neglect did not occur.
  • Confirmed – child abuse/neglect occurred but it was minor, isolated, and not likely to reoccur. Perpetrator was not placed on child abuse registry.
  • Founded – child abuse / neglect occurred, the abuse was not minor, and perpetrator’s name is placed on the child abuse registry.


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