Child Abuse & Neglect

Child Protective Services
Child Protective Services staff investigate reports of child abuse and/or neglect in an effort to provide services to protect the child and strengthen the family.

Every child should be treasured, protected, and nurtured. When this does not happen, the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS), in partnership with the police and the court system, must step in to ensure the safety of children in compromised situations.

To report child abuse:

If you have an immediate emergency, call 911 or your local police department; otherwise, call DFCS Child Protective Services at 1.855.GACHILD (422.4453) to report child abuse and/or neglect. Child abuse and/or neglect reports are taken 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For general inquiries, please contact your local DFCS office.

Fact Sheets
CPS Referral form for Mandated Reporters — This form requires an access code which can be obtained through completion of the Mandated Reporters training.
Mandated Reporters Training
Questions to Expect When Making a CPS Referral