Child Abuse & Neglect

Child Protective Services staff investigates reports of child abuse or neglect and provides services to protect the child and strengthen the family.

Every child needs to be treasured, protected and nurtured. Unfortunately, some parents can't -- or won't -- care for their children. When they neglect or abuse them, someone must step in to ensure the children's safety. That's the job of DFCS, along with the police and the courts.

To report child abuse:

To report child abuse:
Please call the DFCS Child Protective Center at:  1-855-GACHILD / 1-855-422-4453.
Reports are taken 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you have an immediate emergency, please call 911 or your local police department.

PLEASE NOTE: This phone line is for reports of child abuse and neglect ONLY. Due to the importance and time-sensitive nature of reports of child abuse and neglect, your call may be discontinued if it is does not meet the abuse or neglect criteria.

For general inquiries, please contact your local county office. Contact information can be located here: