Have you ever wondered who exactly are Mandated Reporters?
California Penal Code section 11165.7 defines or list the persons who are Mandated Reporters. Please be aware that the nice “CASA” Volunteer (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is a Mandated Reporter also!
In addition, Be Aware that “alcohol and drug counselors” are Mandated Reporters. An “alcohol and drug counselor” is a person providing counseling, therapy, or other clinical services for a state licensed or certified drug, alcohol, or drug and alcohol treatment program. However, alcohol or drug abuse, or both alcohol and drug abuse, is not, in and of itself, a sufficient basis for reporting child abuse or neglect.