New Jersey Statutes Title 18A. Education 18A § 36-24

The legislature finds and declares:

a. That there is a growing recognition of the prevalence and consequences of child abuse.

b. That the removal of children from school constitutes a deprivation in itself and may be an indicator of even more grievous abuses.

c. That the public schools can and should provide an early warning to the appropriate authorities when a child appears to be missing from the educational system.

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