The California Community College Chancellor’s Office has determined that all California community college employees are mandated reporters of child abuse. If you reasonably suspect a child is suffering abuse, you are required to report the abuse to law enforcement and/or Child Protective Services.
When Reporting Is Required
How to Make a Report
To make a report, an employee must contact an appropriate local law enforcement or county child welfare agency, listed below. This legal obligation is not satisfied by making a report of the incident to a supervisor or to the school. An appropriate law enforcement agency may be one of the following:
- Police or Sheriff’s Department (not including a school district police department or school security department)
- County of Ventura Human Services Agency:
- Child Protective Services: 805.654.3200 (24 hour hotline)
You must also complete and submit a Suspected Child Abuse Report