Child Abuse Reporting Numbers by State

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Author(s): Child Welfare Information Gateway

Each State designates specific agencies to receive and investigate reports of suspected child abuse and neglect. Typically, this responsibility is carried out by child protective services (CPS) within a Department of Social Services, Department of Human Resources, or Division of Family and Children Services. In some States, police departments may also receive reports of child abuse or neglect. For more information or assistance with reporting, please call Childhelp USA ®, 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453), or your local CPS agency.

In most cases, the toll-free numbers listed below are only accessible from within the State listed. If calling from out-of-State, use the local (toll) number listed or call Childhelp USA® for assistance. Also listed below are links to State websites, which can provide additional information.

Alabama
Local (toll): (334) 242-9500
   


Alaska
Toll-Free: (800) 478-4444



Arizona
Toll-Free: (888) SOS-CHILD (888-767-2445)



Arkansas
Toll-Free: (800) 482-5964
Website: http://humanservices.arkansas.gov/dcfs/Pages/ChildProtectiveServices.aspx#Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting


California
Website:  http://www.childsworld.ca.gov/res/pdf/CPSEmergNumbers.pdf
Click on the website above for information on reporting or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance.

Colorado
Local (toll): (303) 866-5932
Website: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDHS-Main/CBON/1251633944381


Connecticut
TDD: (800) 624-5518
Toll-Free: (800) 842-2288
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dcf/cwp/view.asp?a=2556&q=314396


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


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


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


Georgia
Website:  http://dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/how-report-child-abuse
Click on the website above for information on reporting or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance.

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


Idaho
Toll-Free: (800) 926-2588
Website:  


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


Indiana
Toll-Free: (800) 800-5556
Website: http://www.in.gov/dcs/2971.htm


Iowa
Toll-Free: (800) 362-2178
Website: http://www.dhs.state.ia.us/Consumers/Safety_and_Protection/Abuse_Reporting/ChildAbuse.html


Kansas
Toll-Free: (800) 922-5330
Website: http://www.dcf.ks.gov/Pages/Report-Abuse-or-Neglect.aspx


Kentucky
Toll-Free: (800) 752-6200
Website:  


Louisiana
Website:  
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
Website: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/hotlines.html


Maryland
Website: http://www.dhr.state.md.us/blog/?page_id=4035
Click on the website above for information on reporting or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance.

Massachusetts
Toll-Free: (800) 792-5200
Website: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/consumer/family-services/child-abuse-neglect/


Michigan
Website:  
Click on the website above for information on reporting or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance.

Minnesota
Website: http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&Redirected=true&dDocName=id_000152#P28_2423
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
Website: http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/fcs_prot.html


Missouri
Toll-Free: (800) 392-3738
Local (toll): (573) 751-3448
Website:  


Montana
Toll-Free: (866) 820-5437
Website:  


Nebraska
Toll-Free: (800) 652-1999
Website: http://dhhs.ne.gov/children_family_services/Pages/jus_jusindex.aspx


Nevada
Toll-Free: (800) 992-5757
Local (toll): (775) 684-4400
Website:  


New Hampshire
Toll-Free: (800) 894-5533
Local (toll): (603) 271-6556
Website: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcyf/cps/index.htm


New Jersey
TDD: (800) 835-5510
TTY: (800) 835-5510
Toll-Free: (877) 652-2873
Website: http://www.nj.gov/dcf/reporting/how/index.html


New Mexico
Toll-Free: (800) 797-3260
Local (toll): (505) 841-6100
Website: http://www.cyfd.org/node/26


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


North Carolina
Website: 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
Website: 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
Website: http://jfs.ohio.gov/factsheets/CPS_factSheet.pdf
Contact the county Public Children Services Agency using the list above or call Childhelp USA® (800-422-4453) for assistance.

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


Oregon
Website: http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/children/pages/abuse/cps/cw_branches.aspx
Click on the website above for information on reporting or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance.

Pennsylvania
Toll-Free: (800) 932-0313
Website: http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/helpfultelephonenumbers/index.htm


Puerto Rico
Toll-Free: (800) 981-8333
Local (toll): (787) 749-1333
   


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


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


South Dakota
Local (toll): (605) 773-3227
Website: http://dss.sd.gov/cps/


Tennessee
Toll-Free: (877) 237-0004
Website: https://reportabuse.state.tn.us/


Texas
Toll-Free: (800) 252-5400
Local (toll): (512) 834-3784
Website: https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Contact_Us/report_abuse.asp


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


Vermont
After hours: (800) 649-5285
Website: http://dcf.vermont.gov/


Virginia
Toll-Free: (800) 552-7096
Local (toll): (804) 786-8536
Website: http://www.dss.virginia.gov/family/cps/index2.cgi


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


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


Wisconsin
Website:  
Click on the website above for information on reporting or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance.

Wyoming
Website: https://docs.google.com/a/wyo.gov/document/d/1SRMtkiTaoGVjc4F40xPh1yRmvpc2Z2edcavWpgE7364/edit?pli=1#bookmark=id.is9krnxn6dyz
Click on the website above for information on reporting or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance.


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