D.C. Code Ann. § 22-1101 is DC’s criminal code, which contains several cruelty to children provisions but does not contain a general “child endangerment” provision that would apply to independent activities of children.
D.C. Code Ann. § 16-23 includes lack of “care or control” under its juvenile code/neglect definition. This is a broad, vague definition of neglect.
Right now, most states’ neglect laws are incredibly open-ended. They say things like, “Parent must provide proper supervision.” We agree! But people have different ideas of what that entails. Select a state below to learn more about their laws, policies and how Let Grow is helping.
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