Youth Protection

Children come into contact with University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension volunteers and employees through various programs, camps, and events. Extension strives to provide a safe and secure learning and working environment for everyone involved in university activities.

In your role as an Extension volunteer, you are required to immediately report any incident of child abuse or neglect to law enforcement or human services.

Fulfilling Your Obligation as a Mandatory Reporter of Child Abuse & Neglect  – brochure describes your obligations as a mandated reporter

Mandated Reporter Training – Click the link to download instructions for how to sign up for and take the required Mandated Reporter Training through 4-H Online.

Child Abuse and Neglect in Wisconsin

To learn more about child abuse and neglect in your area of Wisconsin, a full report from the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families can be found at https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/cwportal/reports/pdf/can.pdf.  County-level data can be found in the appendices.

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