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Chris Cejas Amendment to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act to Include Apartment Managers
Petition Background (Preamble):
From the information I have the judge stated the injuries Chris suffered were equivalent to a serious car accident. This torture went on for 3 to 4 days. In May of 2002 an upstairs neighbor called CPS. After 9 days the worker showed up at the apartment complex. Since the caller did not tell the apartment number at which Chris was located, the worker went to the manager. The manager told the worker she didn't know of any Chris in trouble there. The problem with that is the apartment where Chris died alone, on the floor with a blanket tossed over him was right next door to the manager's apartment.
If apartment managers were Mandatory reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act in 2002 this manager would have been obligated to report the noises she had to have heard or face charges herself. Also there are protections for mandated reporters already placed in the law to protect them from law suits.
July 10, 2007
Update: This petition is now open to signatures from anyone across the United States.
The Chris Cejas Amendment to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act to Include Apartment Managers petition to All States was written by t2sister and is in the category Law Reform at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: apartment, chris, manager, california, reporters, worker, managers, reporting, neglect, child, abuse, states, cejas, mandated, apartment managers, reporting act, neglect reporting, child abuse, reporters under, californ