Substantiated Reports by Fiscal Year and Type | Last Updated 20 Oct 2016

The number of Division of Family Services reports called into the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline. The number of reports screened in to initiate a DFS investigation. The number of investigations founded for child abuse and neglect. Note: Numbers are duplicative - a family may have had more than one report that was investigated. The Division conducts Civil investigations. The standard of proof is a preponderance of evidence. More information can be obtained in the DSCYF Parent Handbook:

Tags: reporting child abuse, child welfare, child abuse, chuld abuse intake, investigation, child

This dataset has the following 8 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Fiscal Yearfiscal_yearnumberThe fiscal year for this data. The state fiscal year runs from July 1 – June 30. For example, fiscal year 2015 = 7/1/14 – 6/30/15, fiscal year 2014 = 7/1/13 – 6/30/14.
# of Reports Receivedof_reports_receivednumberNumber of hotline reports made to Division of Family Services with allegations of child abuse and neglect.
# of Reports Investigatedof_reports_investigatednumber# of hotline reports received that were screened in to investigation.
# of Reports Substantiatedof_reports_substantiatednumber# of investigations that were substantiated for child abuse and neglect. Substantiated investigations have 4 types of finding: Abuse, Neglect, Sexual Abuse, and Dependency. More information can be found in the following DSCYF Parent Handbook:
Abuse (Non Sexual)abuse_non_sexualnumber# of substantiated investigations with a finding of Abuse (non-sexual).
Neglectneglectnumber# of substantiated investigations with a finding of Neglect.
Sex Abusesex_abusenumber# of substantiated investigations with a finding of Sexual Abuse.
Dependencydependencynumber# of substantiated investigations with a finding of Dependency. "Dependency" or "dependent child" means that a person: a. Is responsible for the care, custody, and/or control of the child; and b. Does not have the ability and/or financial means to provide for the care of the child; and b1. Fails to provide necessary care with regard to: food, clothing, shelter, education, health care, medical care or other care necessary for the child's emotional, physical or mental health, or safety and general well-being; or b2. The child is living in the home of an "adult individual" who fails to meet the definition of "relative" in this section on an extended basis without an assessment by DSCYF, or its licensed agency; or b3. The child has been placed with a licensed agency which certifies it cannot complete a suitable adoption plan.