If I report suspected abuse to the SRO, must I still report to the NJ Child Abuse Hotline?
Yes, state law requires that you report suspected abuse to the NJ Child Abuse Hotline immediately. If you choose to report the suspicion to the SRO, that report is in addition to your legal obligation to report to the Hotline. Also, it is critical that you alert any agency to whom you report abuse, that you have reported the same information to another agency. For example, if your first report is to the SRO, and then you make your mandatory report to the Hotline, you must advise the Hotline that you have made an initial report to the SRO. REMINDER: New Jersey law requires that you immediately report abuse to the NJ Child Abuse Hotline. You shall not delay such reporting for any reason, including trying to locate the SRO or a supervisor.