Young Maltreatment Perpetrators’ Past Experiences With Child Protective Services: Findings from NCANDS
This study explored whether young maltreatment perpetrators have had prior contact with child protective services (CPS) as victims or as nonvictims. States use a unique person ID to identify each person in the NCANDS Child File, whether the person is a child who is a subject of a report or a perpetrator. If a child who is the subject of a maltreatment report later becomes a maltreatment perpetrator, the same ID is used. Overall, 56% of these young perpetrators have had prior contact with CPS during the previous 10 years.