The following reports provide the Joint Committee on the Judiciary with information about offenders charged with any of the offenses created under Chapter 205 of the Acts of 2008, "An Act Further Protecting Children." Chapter 205 created three new crimes related to child abuse, as well as harsher punishments for convictions in certain child abuse cases.
Each annual report summarizes the changes made by the legislation and presents data on charges under Chapter 205, including:
- Number of individuals charged
- Status of the case at the end of the reporting period
- Number of defendants sentenced under this legislation
- Length of sentences imposed