Average number of days to initiation of services for abused children in the U.S. in 2016, by state

Child abuse in the U.S. - days to initiation of services 2016, by state This statistic shows the average number of days to initiation of services for abused children in the U.S. in 2016, by state. In 2016, total 20 days passed on average between the reporting of child abuse and the initiation of services in the state of Colorado.
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Average number of days to initiation of services
Arizona119
Alaska107
Alabama103
Maine99
New Hampshire90
Kentucky72
Virginia71
North Dakota64
Montana61
Delaware58
Texas58
Wisonsin57
Vermont55
Maryland54
Nebraska53
Oklahoma51
Missouri51
Minnesota48
Total average47
West Virginia47
Kansas44
Oregon43
Idaho42
Michigan41
Nevada39
District of Columbia39
New Jersey39
Arkansas39
Louisiana36
Ohio 35
South Carolina35
Florida33
Pennsylvania31
Rhode Island30
New Mexico30
Washington29
Mississippi27
Illinois24
Iowa22
California22
Colorado20
Tennessee20
Hawaii19
Wyoming17
Massachusetts16
Georgia11
Average number of days to initiation of services
Arizona119
Alaska107
Alabama103
Maine99
New Hampshire90
Kentucky72
Virginia71
North Dakota64
Montana61
Delaware58
Texas58
Wisonsin57
Vermont55
Maryland54
Nebraska53
Oklahoma51
Missouri51
Minnesota48
Total average47
West Virginia47
Kansas44
Oregon43
Idaho42
Michigan41
Nevada39
District of Columbia39
New Jersey39
Arkansas39
Louisiana36
Ohio 35
South Carolina35
Florida33
Pennsylvania31
Rhode Island30
New Mexico30
Washington29
Mississippi27
Illinois24
Iowa22
California22
Colorado20
Tennessee20
Hawaii19
Wyoming17
Massachusetts16
Georgia11
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This statistic shows the average number of days to initiation of services for abused children in the U.S. in 2016, by state. In 2016, total 20 days passed on average between the reporting of child abuse and the initiation of services in the state of Colorado.
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Release date
February 2018
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United States
Survey time period
2016
Supplementary notes
Based on State submissions to National Child Absuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS)of alleged child abuse and neglect. NCANDS collects case level data on children who received child protective services response in the form of an investigative or alternative response. Each state has its own definition of child abuse and neglect based on standards set by federal law. Child abuse is defined as any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation; or an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk or serious harm.
There is no data available for Connecticut, Indiana, New York, North Carolina, South Dakota and Utah.

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