Mandatory Reporting

All Lewis & Clark faculty, staff, student employees, and paid graduate assistants are required to report suspected child abuse to the Department of Human Services (DHS) or law enforcement. This obligation does not extend to volunteers, contractors, or non-employee students, unless they work in a covered profession.

Reporting Obligation

Reporting suspected child abuse is mandatory at all times, not just within the workplace. This duty applies whether you encounter suspected abuse during work hours, volunteering, or in personal activities.

Definition of a “Child”

A child is defined as any unmarried person under 18 years of age, including Lewis & Clark students who meet this criterion.