Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (ANCRA)
On June 27, 2012 the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (325 ILCS 5) was amended to include personnel of institutions of higher learning as mandated reporters in the state of Illinois (HB3887). As a person working for Eastern Illinois University, you are now a mandated reporter of child abuse and neglect.
All personnel are required to sign the DCFS (ANCRA) form acknowledging this responsibility. This is a one-time requirement.
As a Mandated Reporter, you have certain obligations. Use the information below to familiarize yourself with these new legal responsibilities.
- Department of Children & Family Services FAQs for Reporting Abuse or Neglect
- Department of Children & Family Services website
- Public Act information
- Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse Training for Mandated Reporters
- DCFS presentation to EIU campus on January 17, 2013 (pdf).
As a Mandated Reporter, you are required to report suspected child abuse or neglect immediately. Willful failure to report suspected incidents of child abuse or neglect is a misdemeanor (first violation) or a class 4 felony (second or subsequent violation.)
Report suspected child abuse or neglect immediately by calling the hotline at: 1-800-252-2873
Please contact Human Resources, 581-3514, firstname.lastname@example.org, for further information regarding the form. Please contact the Department of Children & Family Services for questions regarding Mandated Reporting or to make a report.