Preventing child abuse and promoting the safety and welfare of students and minors on the Ramapo College campus is the responsibility of every member of tour community. As an institution, we review our existing policies and procedures periodically to ensure that effective controls are in place at Ramapo College. This includes having reporting mechanisms in place should any person have reason to believe that a child participating in any of our programs, or visiting our campus, may be a victim of child abuse or other related inappropriate conduct.
Any employee or person having reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse or acts of abuse should immediately report this information to the State Central Registry (SCR) at 1-877 NJ ABUSE (1-877-652-2873). If the child is in immediate danger call 911 or Ramapo Public Safety at extension 6666, and then the Registry. A concerned caller does not need proof to report an allegation of child abuse and can make the report anonymously. Useful information from the NJ Department of Children and Families is provided at this link:
If you have any questions about your duty to report child abuse, please contact the Department of Public Safety at (201) 684-6666.
For more information please visit the Department of Children and Families web site at: http://www.state.nj.us/dcf/reporting/how/index.html