What makes a CPS report valid?
In order for a CPS complaint to be valid 4 criteria must be met. The four criteria are as follows:
- The alleged victim child or children are under the age of 18 at the time of the
- The alleged abuser is the alleged victim child's parent or someone in a
caretaker role.
- The local department receiving the report is where the child resides. If not, the
report should be transferred to the correct locality by the local department.
- The report describes an incidence of abuse and/or neglect (e.g. Physical Abuse,
Physical Neglect, Mental Abuse or Neglect, Medical Neglect, and Sexual Abuse.)

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1. What makes a CPS report valid?
2. How do I make a report?
3. Can I make an anonymous report?