New DCF Reporting Guidelines

January 21, 2003 Advisory

The Connecticut Department of Children and Families ("DCF") has adopted new Guidelines for Mandated Reporters ("Guidelines") that describe the kinds of sexual activity involving minors that require a report of suspected abuse to the DCF Hotline. These Guidelines recognize that a report is not automatically required when there is voluntary sexual activity between a child 13 to 15 years old and a person more than two years older.