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Federal, State Statutes and National Resources


Arranged Alphabetically

Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence Resources

Citizen's Guide to United States Federal Exploitation Laws

Comprehensive Directory of Online Resources (arranged alphabetically)
Associations, Centers, Partnerships, Institutes, Help Centers, Alliances

FBI Crimes against Children

Federal Statutes Relating to Crimes against Children

Federal Child Pornography Statutes

Child Abuse Studies (Child Welfare)

Children and Families – National Organizations and Associations

  • State and Local Government/Associations

  • Federal Government

  • National Organizations/Associations

  • AOD Specific

  • Welfare Specific


Children and Family Futures
The mission of Children and Family Futures is to improve the lives of children and families, particularly those affected by substance use disorders.

Criminal Justice: Sex Offenders Laws
Blogs and News, Registration, Treatment and Management Programs, Adam Walsh Act, Residency Restrictions, Civil Commitment, Risk Assessment


Child Welfare.com - Child abuse and the law

Guide to United States Federal Exploitation and Obscenity Laws

KlassKids.org/Megan's Law

Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect: Summary of State Laws

Megan's Law, State by State

National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse
National District Attorneys Association established the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse as a program of the American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI).
The National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse works to improve the handling of child abuse cases by providing:

  • Expert training and technical assistance by experienced attorneys through conferences, state-specific training programs and thousands of phone and email consultations each year.

  • A clearinghouse on child abuse case law, statutory initiatives, court reforms, expert witness information, transcripts, and trial strategies -- a unique, comprehensive and continually expanding resource.

  • Research on substantive child abuse information including, but not limited to, medical, psychological and sociological aspects of child abuse, neglect and exploitation. Best practices and innovations in forensic interviewing, investigation and prosecution of child abuse and maltreatment.

National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

National Children's Alliance
Mission is to promote and support communities in providing a coordinated investigation and comprehensive response to victims of severe child abuse. NCA is a membership organization providing services to Children's Advocacy Centers, multidisciplinary teams, and professionals across the country.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access
to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.


National Child Welfare Resource Centers

National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement
Our mission is to support organizations committed to the welfare of children, youth and families and help them achieve better systemic outcomes.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

  • Center for Mental Health Services

  • Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

  • Center for Substance Abuse Treatment


National Indian Child Welfare Association

National Institute on Drug Abuse (En Español)
The Science of Drug Abuse and Addiction

National Resource Center for Child Protective Services
The National Resource Center for Child Protective Services (NRCCPS) provides expert consultation, technical assistance, and training in all areas of child protective services (CPS), including intake, assessment, case planning, and ongoing services.

National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Resource for combating human trafficking

State Amber Alert Contacts

The Children's Bureau
The Children's Bureau seeks to provide for the safety, permanency and well being of children through leadership, support for necessary services, and productive partnerships with States, Tribes and communities.

U.S. Department of Education


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