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 to report child abuse and/or neglect.