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National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System

Date Added to Library: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 14:47
Priority: 
high
Individual Author: 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau
Reference Type: 
Place Published: 
Washington, DC
Published Date: 
2009
Published Date (Text): 
2009
Year: 
2009
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Abstract: 

Description: The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) is a voluntary national data collection and analysis system created in response to the requirements of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (Public Law 93-247) as amended.

Population: States report child-specific (of children zero to 17 years old) data for state child protective services investigated reports of maltreatment. In 2005, an estimated 899,000 children were victims of child abuse/neglect.

Periodicity: Data collected continuously every year. Data available for 1990-2009.

(Information adapted from the publisher)

For more information, please see the Compendium of Family-Self Sufficiency Databases.

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