An Evening for Children's Advocacy
The 2020 Evening for Children’s Advocacy in Annapolis takes place on January 27th, 2020 from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM. This is an opportunity for early education professionals to remind our elected officials that learning begins at birth and continues during out-of-school time. High-quality child care and Head Start programs are an essential part of Maryland’s educational infrastructure, helping children arrive at school ready to succeed and keeping them learning in out-of-school time. Funding for these programs is a critical investment in children’s future success.
Everyone in Maryland is Obligated to Report Child Abuse and Neglect.
As of October 1, 2019, there are now criminal penalties for Mandated Reporters who knowingly fail to report child abuse. Criminal penalties can include up to 3 year misdemeanor and up to $10,000.
Mandated reporters are required to make an oral report as soon as possible to their local department of social services or law enforcement, and follow-up with a written report within 48 hours (Maryland Family Law 5-704).
Maryland law defines these individuals as mandated reporters.
- Health Practitioner
- Human Service Worker
- Police Officer
Anne Arundel County: 410-421-8400 (24 hours)
Giving Tuesday - December 3rd
You survived the lines of Black Friday, found the best on-line deals on Cyber Monday so please think of us on Giving Tuesday. You can make a donation directly to us by going to our “Make a Difference” page. We greatly appreciate your support.