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 7 - Investigative Findings
§ 12-18-708. Miscellaneous Notice Requirements

Universal Citation: AR Code § 12-18-708 (2019)
  • (a) The Department of Human Services and the Department of Arkansas State Police shall confirm an investigative determination upon request from the following:

    • (1) The responsible multidisciplinary team;

    • (2) The juvenile division of circuit court if the victim or offender has an open dependency-neglect or family in need of services case;

    • (3) The attorney ad litem for any child who is named as the victim or offender;

    • (4) The Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteer for any child named as the alleged victim or offender;

    • (5) Any licensing or registering authority to the extent necessary to carry out its official responsibilities;

    • (6) Any Department of Human Services and Department of Arkansas State Police division director or facility director receiving notice of a Child Abuse Hotline report under this chapter;

    • (7) Any facility director receiving notice of a Child Abuse Hotline report under this chapter;

    • (8) The attorney ad litem and Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteer for all other children in the same foster home if the child maltreatment occurred in a foster home; and

    • (9) The attorney ad litem and Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteer for any child in foster care when the alleged juvenile offender or underaged juvenile offender is placed in the same placement as the attorney ad litem or Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteer's client.

  • (b) If the investigative determination is true, notification of the investigative determination shall be provided to the school where the victim child is enrolled. However, the name of the alleged offender shall not be identified.

  • (c) The Department of Human Services and the Department of Arkansas State Police may notify the persons or entities listed in subsection (a) of this section of the investigative determination, if the Department of Human Services and the Department of Arkansas State Police determine the notification is necessary to ensure the health or safety of the child.

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