scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: mandatory reporting
Jason Cruse (jcruse@SOCKET.NET
Wed Mar 22 2000 - 11:53:46 CST
I have my training materials in front of me, and they do state what I said
in my email, about reporting to the SE.
Somewhere, there is inconsistency. Texas' law doesn't appear inconsistent
with what my wife (a preschool teacher) says she gets in her training for
Missouri, or what she also got in Colorado. But, at the same time, it
doesn't make sense for BSA's policies (or a council policy for that matter)
to be THAT inconsistent with state laws, either.
While I hadn't intended for my answer to leave more questions, it appears to
have done just that.
From: John Wm. Unger <email@example.com>
To: Jason Cruse <jcruse@SOCKET.NET>
Cc: Scouts-L <SCOUTS-L@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU>
Date: 22 March 2000 11:22 AM
Subject: Re: mandatory reporting
> I am not a lawyer, but this is _my_ understanding of the situation in
> In Texas, the individual who has first hand knowledge or suspicion of
>child-abuse is legally obligated to report it to the state. If one only
>reports it to the SE, then one is not in compliance with the laws of the
>State of Texas, and liable to the penalties of the law.
> One should consult with ones own lawyer(s) in ones' state of residence
>for legal advice regarding ones obligations in matters of this nature.
> John Unger