In English Drama Movie: Short Term (2013), At residential treatment facility, Jack(facility head) sends Jayden back to her abusive biological father without knowing the facts. This incident which really concerns Grace(facility member) who is observing her & asks Jack why did he send Jayden back.

Jack: Did she tell you that she was being abused by her father?

Grace: She didn't have to

Jack: If I'm going to take that child away from her biological parent, yes, she does.

Here Jack say "Yes, she does", does refers to what exactly?

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It means she has to tell that she was abused, that last "does" refers to that.

Did she...?
She didn't have to...
...yes, she does (have to tell)

These link the conversation together.

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