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Situation was that a family members sister was given evidence of drug use, abuse, and neglect by her brother upon his children. Can she be considered an accessory to the continued and ongoing abuses for not reporting it?

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have been taken? Have any papers been filed in family court?

No, nothing at this point.

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are they in?

This all occurred in CO. She lives in FL now, and her brother recently passed away.

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I am so sorry to read about this situation.

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Criminal Lawyer: PhillipsEsq, Attorney-at-Law replied 3 months ago

Your Question:

Situation was that a family members sister was given evidence of drug use, abuse, and neglect by her brother upon his children. Can she be considered an accessory to the continued and ongoing abuses for not reporting it?

Response: No, because the sister is not a "mandatory reporter," such as doctors, nurses, teachers, counselors, and therapists. She is not required by law to report the incidents. For more information on mandatory reporters, click here.

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