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Interactive Flow-Chart of Abuse and Neglect Proceedings

This flow-chart provides a basic overview of each stage in an abuse or neglect case. Click on each proceeding to understand its purpose, timing, and requirements.
You may go from beginning to end or jump-in at any point in a case.

Interactive Flow-Chart of Abuse and Neglect Proceedings

The interactive flow-chart is intended for educational and informational purposes only. The flow-chart is not intended to provide legal advice and users are responsible for consulting the statutes, rule and cases pertinent to the proceeding in which they are involved or the issue they are addressing. Users must also keep in mind that recent years have seen substantial changes in the laws and procedures governing child abuse and neglect proceedings and that both law and procedure are continuing to change.

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