Attorney Megan A. Benevento recently sat down with The Daily Record to discuss House Bill 500. This bill will make it a criminal offense for mandatory reporters to knowingly fail to report child abuse and neglect. Although the bill cleared the Maryland Senate 46-0, it has been waiting in the House Judiciary Committee since Tuesday.
Benevento, a former mandatory reporter explained that caretakers, “want the people that knew this abuse was occurring to be held accountable.” In addition to being a former social worker, Benevento has years of experience as an attorney representing children and families who have been subject to abuse or neglect. Most recently she advocated for students and families of the Harbour School, who claimed that the negligence of the special needs school had allowed their children to be sexually assaulted.
To read the article in full click here (http://thedailyrecord.com/2018/03/27/child-abuse-mandatory-report/)