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What does a child abuse report mean when it's "founded, indicated or unfounded?"

Local children and youth agencies in the Commonwealth are also entrusted with the responsibility for investigating allegations of child abuse, and determining whether reports are "founded," "indicated" or "unfounded." A "founded report" is defined as "a report made pursuant to this chapter if there has been any judicial adjudication based on a finding that a child who was a subject of the report has been abused." An "indicated report" is defined as one in which the local children and youth agency determines that there is substantial evidence of the alleged abuse. An "unfounded report" is a report which is neither founded nor indicated.

Expanding the Availability of Expungement: A New Pennsylvania Law

Everyone makes mistakes. Unfortunately, when a mistake results in a criminal conviction, that mistake follows you for life. Every job application you fill out will ask you if you've been convicted of a crime - and you will have to say "yes." After an expungement, you get to say "no."

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