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Chapter 4.4. Office of the Children's OmbudsmanRead Chapter

§ 2.2-438
Definitions
§ 2.2-439
Children's Ombudsman; establishment; appointment; removal
§ 2.2-440
Procedures; training; complaint; investigation; notification of safety concerns
§ 2.2-441
Individuals making complaint to Children's Ombudsman
§ 2.2-442
Children's Ombudsman; powers
§ 2.2-443
Victim of child abuse or child neglect; powers of Children's Ombudsman; child fatality cases; investigation
§ 2.2-444
Decision to investigate; notice; pursuing administrative remedies or channels of complaint; further investigation; violation of state or federal criminal law; complaint against child-placing agency; petition requesting court jurisdiction or termination of parental rights
§ 2.2-445
Department and child-placing agency; duties; information to be provided to biological parent, adoptive parent, or foster parent; access to departmental computer networks
§ 2.2-446
Confidentiality of record of Children's Ombudsman; disclosure; limitations; release of certain information
§ 2.2-447
Report of findings; recommendations; consultation with individual, Department, local department, or child-placing agency; publication of adverse opinion; notice of actions; information provided to complainant; child fatality investigation; report
§ 2.2-448
Penalty for filing complaint or cooperating in investigation prohibited
§ 2.2-449
Children's Advocacy Fund