Taney County Prosecuting Attorney, Jeffrey M. Merrell is scheduled to speak tonight at the Lakes Area Legal Support Association in Branson on the legal obligations associated with being a mandated reporter of child abuse, and reporting child abuse as a non-mandated reporter. For more information please contact the Taney County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office at (417) 546-7260. To learn about who is required to report child abuse, please visit our online guide at: