Child Abuse Prevention And Treatment Act (CANRA)

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The alternative policies to the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act is the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and Chapter 261of the Texas Family Code, these laws investigate and prosecute cases of child abuse and neglect. The Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) purpose is to protect children from child abuse and neglect by implementing mandate reporting. Individuals who witness or have knowledge of child abuse and neglect are mandated to file a report while in their professional capacity or within the scope of employment. However, the law does not require an individual to file a report if they are in their private capacity (Tran-Lien, 2017). The Family Code Chapter 261 also requires professionals and individuals
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