A CRS program staff member who has cause to believe that a minor child, an adult with a disability, or a person 65 years of age or older is at risk of or in a state of harm due to abuse, neglect, or exploitation shall immediately report the information to the appropriate investigatory agency. (See the table in 23.5 Reporting Process Table.) If the incident is a threat to health or safety, also immediately report the incident to the local law enforcement agency.

It is required to report suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation to the appropriate investigatory agency directly, regardless of the circumstances.