This paper from the National LGBTQ Domestic Violence Capacity Building Learning Center reports on a survey conducted in collaboration with the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Over 3600 people seeking help for domestic violence shared how their fears about and experiences of mandatory reporting impacted their ability to reach out for help.
The study found that 1 in 7 had been told that someone they asked for help might report what they said to law enforcement or CPS.
Of those who were warned, 60% said the warning changed what they decided to share.
Mandatory Reporting and Teen Dating Violence
Owning Your Story and Claiming Your Power: Talking about Domestic Violence and Child Protective Services