It is the purpose of this article, through the complete
reporting of child abuse and neglect, to protect the best interests
of the child, to offer protective services in order to prevent any
further harm to the child or any other children living in the home,
to stabilize the home environment, to preserve family life whenever
possible, to promote adult responsibility for protecting children
and to encourage cooperation among the states to prevent future
incidents of child abuse and neglect and in dealing with the
problems of child abuse and neglect.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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