Child Abuse/Neglect

General Child Abuse/Neglect Articles

Children (under age 18) are deemed to be "in the need of assistance" if there is apparent abuse (physical, sexual, emotional) or neglect by a caretaker.
Maryland law makes it a crime to fail to provide for children in your care.
In Maryland, a child under the age of 8 years may not be left unattended at home, at school, or in a car.