Please Report Child Abuse Now!

If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, you should call your local Child Protective Services (CPS) agency or the CPS agency in the State in which the abuse occurred. See links to all 50 states below.. 

Partial List of those mandated to report child abuse..               

Child care worker or foster care worker, Coroner, Day care center worker, Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Domestic abuse advocate, Domestic violence shelter employee, Domestic violence shelter volunteer, Employee of DHHS, Employee working under contract for DYS, Foster Parent, Judge, Law Enforcement Official, Licensed nurse, Any medical personnel who may be engaged in admission, examination or treatment, Mental Health Professional, Osteopath, Peace Officer, Physician, Prosecuting Attorney, Resident Intern, School Counselor, School Official, Social Worker, Surgeon, Teacher, Court Appointed Special Advocate - Staff Member or Volunteer, Juvenile Intake or Probation Officer, Child Advocacy Center Employee, Clergyman.....

Additional information and referral is  The Childhelp® National Child Abuse Hotline (800.4.A.CHILD) 

State toll-free numbers for agencies designated to receive and investigate reports of suspected child abuse and neglect.

Alabama
Local (toll): (334) 242-9500
http://www.dhr.state.al.us/page.asp?pageid=304  


Alaska
Toll-Free: (800) 478-4444
http://www.hss.state.ak.us/ocs/default.htm  


Arizona
Toll-Free: (888) SOS-CHILD (888-767-2445)
https://www.azdes.gov/dcyf/cps/reporting.asp  


Arkansas
Toll-Free: (800) 482-5964
http://www.state.ar.us/dhs/chilnfam/child_protective_services.htm  


California
http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/cdssweb/PG20.htm  
Click on the website above for information on reporting or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance.

Colorado
Local (toll): (303) 866-5932
http://www.cdhs.state.co.us/childwelfare/FAQ.htm  


Connecticut
TDD: (800) 624-5518
Toll-Free: (800) 842-2288
http://www.state.ct.us/dcf/HOTLINE.htm  


Delaware
Toll-Free: (800) 292-9582
http://www.state.de.us/kids/  


District of Columbia
Local (toll): (202) 671-SAFE (202-671-7233)
http://cfsa.dc.gov/cfsa/cwp/view.asp?a=3&q=520663&cfsaNav=|31319|  


Florida
Toll-Free: (800) 96-ABUSE (800-962-2873)
http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/abuse/  


Georgia
http://dfcs.dhr.georgia.gov/portal/site  
Click on the website above for information on reporting or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance.

Hawaii
Local (toll): (808) 832-5300
http://www.hawaii.gov/dhs/protection/social_services/child_welfare/


Idaho
Toll-Free: (800) 926-2588
http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/site/3333/default.aspx  


Illinois
Toll-Free: (800) 252-2873
Local (toll): (217) 524-2606
http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/child/index.shtml  


Indiana
Toll-Free: (800) 800-5556
http://www.in.gov/dcs/protection/dfcchi.html  


Iowa
Toll-Free: (800) 362-2178
http://www.dhs.state.ia.us/dhs2005/dhs_homepage/children_family/abuse_reporting/child_abuse.html  


Kansas
Toll-Free: (800) 922-5330
http://www.srskansas.org/services/child_protective_services.htm  


Kentucky
Toll-Free: (800) 752-6200
http://chfs.ky.gov/dcbs/dpp/childsafety.htm  


Louisiana
http://www.dss.state.la.us/departments/ocs/Reporting_Child_Abuse-Neglect.html  
Click on the website above for information on reporting or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance.

Maine
TTY: (800) 963-9490
Toll-Free: (800) 452-1999
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/bcfs/abusereporting.htm  


Maryland
http://www.dhr.state.md.us/cps/report.htm  
Click on the website above for information on reporting or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance.

Massachusetts
Toll-Free: (800) 792-5200
http://mass.gov/?pageID=eohhs2terminal&L=5&L0=Home&L1=Consumer&L2=Family+Services&L3=Violence%2c+Abuse+or+Neglect&L4=Child+Abuse+and+Neglect&sid=Eeohhs2&b=terminalcontent&f=dss_c_can_reporting&csid=Eeohhs2  


Michigan
http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,1607,7-124-5452_7119_7193-15252--,00.html  
Click on the website above for information on reporting or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance.

Minnesota
http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&dDocName=id_000152  
Click on the website above for information on reporting or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance.

Mississippi
Toll-Free: (800) 222-8000
Local (toll): (601) 359-4991
http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/fcs_prot.html  


Missouri
Toll-Free: (800) 392-3738
Local (toll): (573) 751-3448
http://www.dss.mo.gov/cd/rptcan.htm  


Montana
Toll-Free: (866) 820-5437
http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/cfsd/index.shtml  


Nebraska
Toll-Free: (800) 652-1999
http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/cha/chaindex.htm  


Nevada
Toll-Free: (800) 992-5757
http://dcfs.state.nv.us/DCFS_ReportSuspectedChildAbuse.htm  


New Hampshire
Toll-Free: (800) 894-5533
Local (toll): (603) 271-6556
http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/DHHS/BCP/default.htm  


New Jersey
TDD: (800) 835-5510
TTY: (800) 835-5510
Toll-Free: (877) 652-2873
http://www.state.nj.us/dcf/abuse/how/  


New Mexico
Toll-Free: (800) 797-3260
Local (toll): (505) 841-6100
http://www.cyfd.org/report.htm  


New York
TDD: (800) 369-2437
Toll-Free: (800) 342-3720
Local (toll): (518) 474-8740
http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/cps/  


North Carolina
http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dss/cps/index.htm  
Click on the website above for information on reporting or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance.

North Dakota
http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/childfamily/cps/#reporting  
Click on the website above for information on reporting or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance.

Ohio
http://jfs.ohio.gov/county/cntydir.stm  
Contact the county Public Children Services Agency using the list above or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance.

Oklahoma
Toll-Free: (800) 522-3511
http://www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/cps/default.htm  


Oregon
http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/children/abuse/cps/report.shtml  
Click on the website above for information on reporting or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance.

Pennsylvania
Toll-Free: (800) 932-0313
http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/ServicesPrograms/ChildWelfare/003671030.htm  


Puerto Rico
Toll-Free: (800) 981-8333
Local (toll): (787) 749-1333
Spanish Information on Website:
http://www.gobierno.pr/GPRPortal/StandAlone/AgencyInformation.aspx?Filter=177  


Rhode Island
Toll-Free: (800) RI-CHILD (800-742-4453)
http://www.dcyf.ri.gov/child_welfare/index.php  


South Carolina
Local (toll): (803) 898-7318
http://www.state.sc.us/dss/cps/index.html  


South Dakota
http://dss.sd.gov/cps/protective/reporting.asp  
Click on the website above for information on reporting or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance.

Tennessee
Toll-Free: (877) 237-0004
http://state.tn.us/youth/childsafety.htm  


Texas
Toll-Free: (800) 252-5400
https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Protection/About_Child_Protective_Services/reportChildAbuse.asp  


Utah
Toll-Free: (800) 678-9399
http://www.hsdcfs.utah.gov  


Vermont
After hours: (800) 649-5285
http://www.dcf.state.vt.us/fsd/reporting_child_abuse  


Virginia
Toll-Free: (800) 552-7096
Local (toll): (804) 786-8536
http://www.dss.virginia.gov/family/cps/index.html  


Washington
TTY: (800) 624-6186
Toll-Free: (866) END-HARM (866-363-4276)
After hours: (800) 562-5624
http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/ca/safety/abuseReport.asp?2  


West Virginia
Toll-Free: (800) 352-6513
http://www.wvdhhr.org/bcf/children_adult/cps/report.asp  


Wisconsin
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/children/CPS/cpswimap.HTM  
Click on the website above for information on reporting or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance.

Wyoming
http://dfsweb.state.wy.us/menu.htm  
Click on the website above for information on reporting or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance.

Additional information and referral is:   The Childhelp® National Child Abuse Hotline (800.4.A.CHILD)

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