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Mandated Reporting Quick Guide, Steps to take when ou need to make a report.
Step 1: Call the Department of Family and Children's Services (DFCS) Child Abuse and Neglect Center to report child abuse or neglect
@ San Jose Area (408) 299-2071
Step 2: Complete the State of California Suspected Child Abuse Report (SS8572)
Step 3: Mail the written report within 36 hours of receiving the information concerning the incident to :
Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children's Services
Child Abuse and Neglect Center
373 West Julian Street - Second Floor
San Jose CA 95110
Mandated reporters have immunity from civil or criminal liability as a result of making the report.
Failure to report a suspected abuse carries a punishment not to exceed six months in jail or $1000 or both.
The identity of all persons who report shall be confidential. No supervisor or administrator may impede or prohibit reporting.