Change Indicator

Child abuse and neglect reports screened in for assessment in Wisconsin

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Definition and Source



These data are the percentage of referrals to Child Protective Services (CPS) screened in for further assessment, out of the total number of referrals. Referrals are screened in for further assessment if CPS determines that at least one allegation meets statutory requirements for child abuse and/or neglect.

These data may have been influenced by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, starting in 2020.

Data Source

Data are from the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families' annual Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Report.

Last Updated

December 2023