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Child Abuse Reporting Numbers
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information

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
Website: http://www.dhr.state.al.us/page.asp?pageid=304

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

Arizona
Toll-Free: (888) SOS-CHILD (888-767-2445)
Website: http://www.de.state.az.us/dcyf/cps/

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

California
Local (toll): (916) 445-2771
Website: http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/cdssweb/FindServic_716.htm

Colorado
Website: http://www.cdhs.state.co.us/cyf/cwelfare/cwweb.html
Contact local agency or Childhelp USA for assistance.

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

Delaware
Toll-Free: (800) 292-9582
Local (toll): (302) 577-6550
Website: http://www.state.de.us/kids/

District of Columbia
Toll-Free: (877) 671-SAFE (877-671-7233)
Local (toll): (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://www5.myflorida.com/cf_web/myflorida2/healthhuman/childabuse/

Georgia
Website: http://dfcs.dhr.georgia.gov/portal/site
Contact local agency or Childhelp USA for assistance.

Hawaii
Website: http://www.state.hi.us/dhs/
Contact local agency or Childhelp USA for assistance.

Idaho
Toll-Free: (800) 926-2588
Website: http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/portal/alias_Rainbow/land_en-US/tablD_3333/DesktopDefault.aspx

Illinois
Toll-Free: (800) 252-2873
Local (toll): (217) 785-4020
Website: http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/child/index.shtml

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

Iowa
Toll-Free: (800) 362-2178
Local (toll): (515) 281-3240
Website: http://www.dhs.state.ia.us/reportingchildabuse.asp

Kansas
Toll-Free: (800) 922-5330
Local (toll): (785) 296-0044
Website: http://www.srskansas.org/services/child_protective_services.htm

Kentucky
Toll-Free: (800) 752-6200
Local (toll): (502) 595-4550
Website: http://cfc.state.ky.us/help/child_abuse.asp

Louisiana
Local (toll): (225) 342-6832
Website: http://dss.state.la.us/departments/ocs/child_welfare_services.html

Maine
Toll-Free: (800) 452-1999
Local (toll): (207) 287-2983
Website: http://www.state.me.us/dhs/bcfs/protection.htm

Maryland
Toll-Free: (800) 332-6347
Website: http://www.dhr.state.md.us/cps/

Massachusetts
Toll-Free: (800) 792-5200
Local (toll): (617) 232-4882
Website: http://www.mass.gov/portal/index.jsp?pageID=eohhs2subtopic&L=5&LO=Home&L1=Consumer&L2=Family+Services&L3=Violence%2c+Abuse+or+Neglect&L4=Child+Abuse+and+Neglect&sid=Eeohhs2

Michigan
Toll-Free: (800) 942-4357
Local (toll): (517) 373-3572
Website: http://www.michigan.gov/fia/0,1607,7-124-5452_7119-21208--,00.html

Minnesota
Local (toll): (651) 291-0211
Website: http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/CFS/Programs/ChildProtection/default.htm

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: http://www.dss.state.mo.us/dfs/csp.htm

Montana
Toll-Free: (866) 820-KIDS (866-820-5437)
Local (toll): (406) 444-5900
Website: http://www.dphhs.state.mt.us/about_us/divisions/child_family_services/child_family_services.htm

Nebraska
Toll-Free: (800) 652-1999
Local (toll): (402) 595-1324
Website: http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/cha/chaindex.htm

Nevada
Toll-Free: (800) 992-5757
Local (toll): (775) 684-4400
Website: http://dcfs.state.nv.us/page24.html

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

New Jersey
TDD: (800) 835-5510
Toll-Free: (800) 792-8610
Website: http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dyfs/index.html

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

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/c_srv/cserv_protect.htm
Contact local agency or Childhelp USA for assistance.

North Dakota
Local (toll): (701) 328-2316
Website: http://www.state.nd.us/humanservices/services/childfamily/cps/

Ohio
Website: http://jfs.ohio.gov/ocf/
Contact local agency or Childhelp USA for assistance.

Oklahoma
Toll-Free: (800) 522-3511
Website: http://www.okdhs.org/dcfs/

Oregon
TDD: (503) 378-5414
Toll-Free: (800) 854-3508; Ext. 2402
Local (toll): (503) 378-6704
Website: http://www.dhs.state.or.us/abuse/children/child_protect/

Pennsylvania
Toll-Free: (800) 932-0313
Local (toll): (717) 783-8744
Website: http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/Child/ChildAbuseNeglect/

Rhode Island
Toll-Free: (800) RI-CHILD (800-742-4453)
Website: http://www.dcyf.ri.gov/chldwelfare/reporting.htm

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

South Dakota
Local (toll): (605) 773-3227
Website: http://www.state.sd.us/social/CPS/

Tennessee
Toll-Free: (877) 237-0004
Website: http://www.state.tn.us/youth/cps/index.htm

Texas
Toll-Free: (800) 252-5400
After hours: (512) 832-2020
Local (toll): (512) 834-3784
Website: http://www.tdprs.state.tx.us/

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

Vermont
Toll-Free: (800) 649-5285
After hours: (802) 863-7533
Website: http://www.state.vt.us/srs/childcare/index.htm

Virginia
Toll-Free: (800) 552-7096
Local (toll): (804) 786-8536
Website: http://www.dss.state.va.us/family/cps.html

Washington
Toll-Free: (866) END-HARM (866-363-4276)
Website: http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/ca/safety/prevAbuse.asp?1

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

Wisconsin
Local (toll): (608) 266-3036
Website: http://www.dhfs.state.wi.us/Children/CPS/index.HTM

Wyoming
Website: http://dfsweb.state.wy.us/menu.htm
Contact local agency or Childhelp USA for assistance.

 

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