2019 Arkansas Code
Title 12 - Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, and Military Affairs
Subtitle 2 - Law Enforcement Agencies and Programs
Chapter 18 - Child Maltreatment Act
Subchapter 5 - Notice Procedures After a Report of Suspected Child Maltreatment Has Been Made
§ 12-18-508. Notice to United States Military Organizations of Alleged Child Maltreatment - Definitions

Universal Citation: AR Code § 12-18-508 (2019)
  • (a) As used in this section:

    • (1) “Active duty service member” means a military member on full-time duty in the United States Army, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy, or United States Air Force;

    • (2) “Child” means a biological child, adopted child, stepchild, foster child, or ward of an active duty service member; and

    • (3) “Family advocacy program” means a congressionally mandated United States Department of Defense activity implemented through branches of the United States Armed Forces to address domestic abuse and child abuse through prevention, response, clinical assessment, treatment, and related services for active duty service members and their families.

  • (b) When the Child Abuse Hotline accepts a report involving as an alleged victim a child of an active duty service member, the Department of Human Services or the Division of Arkansas State Police shall immediately notify the applicable family advocacy program or other person or entity designated by the military authority for the military installation associated with the active duty service member.

  • (c) When the Child Abuse Hotline accepts a report involving as an alleged offender a person who is an active duty service member, the Department of Human Services or the Division of Arkansas State Police shall immediately notify the applicable family advocacy program or other person or entity designated by the military authority for the military installation associated with the active duty service member.

  • (d)

    • (1) When the Child Abuse Hotline accepts a report alleging child maltreatment that occurred during an activity conducted or sanctioned by the United States Department of Defense or its subdivisions, or occurred at a facility operated by the United States Department of Defense or its subdivisions, the Department of Human Services or the Division of Arkansas State Police shall immediately notify the applicable family advocacy program or other person or entity designated by the military authority for the military installation associated with the activity or facility.

    • (2) Facilities covered under the notification requirement in subdivision (d)(1) of this section include without limitation all military installations and recruiting locations, as well as schools, daycares, and youth programs operated by the United States Department of Defense or its subdivisions, and schools, daycares, and youth programs that are allowed to operate on military installations, recruiting locations, or other military facilities.

  • (e) The notice required under this section shall include notice of the Child Abuse Hotline's receipt of a report of suspected child maltreatment.

  • (f) The Department of Human Services and the Division of Arkansas State Police may promulgate rules and enter into memoranda of understanding with the United States Department of Defense and its subdivisions to ensure that the notification required under this section is provided.

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