Offenses Against the Family and Children
Unlawful nonviolent acts by a family member (or legal guardian) that threaten the physical, mental, or economic well-being or morals of another family member and that are not classifiable as other offenses, such as Assault or Sex Offenses.
Agencies must include in this classification:
- Nonviolent cruelty to other family members
- Nonviolent abuse
- Desertion, abandonment, or nonsupport of spouse or child
- Neglect or abuse of spouse or child (if injury is serious, score as aggravated assault)
- Nonpayment of alimony
- Attempts to commit any of the above
NOTE: Agencies must not include victims of these charges who are merely taken into custody for their own protection.