When there are child abuse and neglect Victims in Cases Where Services Are Required, a) a high level of risk is determined to exist for the
child(ren), and/or b) the family's needs are such that immediate service is
required in order to lessen the safety risk. When it is determined
that services are required, North Dakota Century Code requires a
referral to Juvenile Court and a social worker (case manager) must be
assigned to coordinate services.
The rate is equal to the number of child abuse victims requiring services
per 1,000 children ages 0 through 17 in
respective geographic areas.
North Dakota Department of Human Services, Children and Family Services. Population estimates used to calculate the rate were obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau, Decennial Census and Intercensal population estimates which are obtained
from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center
Statistics, "U.S. Census Populations With Bridged Race Categories,"
GEOGRAPHY - Data reflect the location of the assessment.
Data for McLean County in FFY 2016 and FFY 2017 include Mercer, McLean, Oliver and Sheridan counties (i.e., Dakota Central Social Services). DATE - 1998 through 2005 data reflect the Calendar Year (January 1 -
December 31). Beginning with 2006 data, the numbers reflect the Federal
Fiscal Year (October 1 - September 30).
NOTE - In an effort to coordinate with federal reporting procedures,
data regarding child abuse and neglect are now presented for the Federal
Fiscal Year (FFY) (October-September) rather than for the Calendar Year
(CY) (January-December). While trends are consistent between the two
reporting procedures, please use caution when comparing FFY data
(beginning with 2006 data) with CY data (1998 through 2005).
LIMITATIONS - Reports on child abuse and neglect from tribal lands are
processed separately and are not included in these numbers. Data are
not reported for geographies where the number of child abuse and neglect victims is five or less. In these cases, NA is indicated to reflect that a rate is not available.