2021 Wyoming Statutes
Title 14 - Children
Chapter 3 - Protection
Article 2 - Child Protective Services
Section 14-3-201 - Purpose.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 14-3-201 (2021)

14-3-201. Purpose.

The purpose of W.S. 14-3-201 through 14-3-216 is to delineate the responsibilities of the state agency, other governmental agencies or officials, professionals and citizens to intervene on behalf of a child suspected of being abused or neglected, to protect the best interest of the child, to further offer protective services when necessary in order to prevent any harm to the child or any other children living in the home, to protect children from abuse or neglect which jeopardize their health or welfare, to stabilize the home environment, to preserve family life whenever possible and to provide permanency for the child in appropriate circumstances. The child's health, safety and welfare shall be of paramount concern in implementing and enforcing this article.

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