Youth Protection

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Children come into contact with UW-Extension volunteers and employees through various programs, camps, and events. The University of Wisconsin-Extension strives to provide a safe and secure learning and working environment for everyone involved in university activities.

In your role as a UW-Extension volunteer, you are required to immediately report any incident of child abuse or neglect to law enforcement or human services. Fulfilling Your Obligation as a Mandatory Reporter of Child Abuse & Neglect brochure describes your obligations as a mandatory reporter.  Instructions are available on how to signup for and take Mandated Reporter training through 4HOnline.

Child Abuse and Neglect Fact Sheets

Please, click on your county’s name to review local child abuse and neglect statistics.  Child abuse and neglect includes: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, threats, and exposure to methamphetamine manufacturing.

This one page of quick facts depicts county-by-county child abuse and neglect referral and case statistics. It also highlights terms, definitions and why it is important to report child abuse and neglect.

These fact sheets will be updated annually as they become available.  Presently the Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) Report is published in December by Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. Depending on when you view this report – data may lag two years behind published statistics.

CAN Fact Sheets by County

The full report can be found at