Q.

What are the agency’s reporting obligations under standard 115.361(e) in cases where a juvenile is an emancipated youth?

A.

Agencies should follow their local and/or state laws related to emancipated youths when determining to whom notifications of allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment must be made in instances where alleged victims are such youths. For example, if a guardian ad litem has been appointed to represent an emancipated youth and that individual is still active in that youth’s case when an allegation of sexual abuse or sexual harassment is made, it may be necessary for a report to be made to the guardian ad litem.

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