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Abuse - Abuse Reporting Resources
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  • Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-HOPE.
    Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline for free, confidential counseling, 24 hours a day:

  • Elder Abuse: 1-800-677-1116
    Call the National Eldercare locator service to locate the appropriate agency within your state to report elder abuse

  • Child Abuse:

    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

    • Alaska
      Toll-Free: (800) 478-4444
      Website

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

    • Arkansas
      Toll-Free: (800) 482-5964
      Website

    • California
      Local (toll): (916) 445-2771
      Website

    • Colorado
      Website
      Contact local agency or Childhelp USA (toll-free, 1-800-422-4453; TDD, 1-800-222-4453) for assistance.

    • Connecticut
      TDD: (800) 624-5518
      Toll-Free: (800) 842-2288
      Website

    • Delaware
      Toll-Free: (800) 292-9582
      Local (toll): (302) 577-6550
      Website

    • District of Columbia
      Toll-Free: (877) 671-SAFE (877-671-7233)
      Local (toll): (202) 671-7233
      Website

    • Florida
      Toll-Free: (800) 96-ABUSE (800-962-2873)
      Website

    • Georgia
      Website
      Contact local agency or Childhelp USA (toll-free, 1-800-422-4453; TDD, 1-800-222-4453) for assistance.

    • Hawaii
      Website
      Contact local agency or Childhelp USA (toll-free, 1-800-422-4453; TDD, 1-800-222-4453) for assistance.

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

    • Illinois
      Toll-Free: (800) 252-2873
      Local (toll): (217) 785-4020
      Website

    • Indiana
      Toll-Free: (800) 800-5556
      Website

    • Iowa
      Toll-Free: (800) 362-2178
      Local (toll): (515) 281-3240
      Website

    • Kansas
      Toll-Free: (800) 922-5330
      Local (toll): (785) 296-0044
      Website

    • Kentucky
      Toll-Free: (800) 752-6200
      Local (toll): (502) 595-4550
      Website

    • Louisiana
      Local (toll): (225) 342-6832
      Website

    • Maine
      Toll-Free: (800) 452-1999
      Local (toll): (207) 287-2983
      Website

    • Maryland
      Toll-Free: (800) 332-6347
      Website

    • Massachusetts
      Toll-Free: (800) 792-5200
      Local (toll): (617) 232-4882
      Website 

    • Michigan
      Toll-Free: (800) 942-4357
      Local (toll): (517) 373-3572
      Website

    • Minnesota
      Local (toll): (651) 291-0211
      Website

    • Mississippi
      Toll-Free: (800) 222-8000
      Local (toll): (601) 359-4991
      Website

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

    • Montana
      Toll-Free: (866) 820-KIDS (866-820-5437)
      Local (toll): (406) 444-5900
      Website

    • Nebraska
      Toll-Free: (800) 652-1999
      Local (toll): (402) 595-1324
      Website

    • 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

    • New Jersey
      TTY: (800) 835-5510
      Toll-Free: (877) NJ ABUSE -- (877) 652-2873
      Website

    • New Mexico
      Toll-Free: (800) 797-3260
      Local (toll): (505) 841-6100
      Website

    • New York
      TDD: (800) 369-2437
      Toll-Free: (800) 342-3720
      Local (toll): (518) 474-8740
      Website

    • North Carolina
      Website
      Contact local agency or Childhelp USA (toll-free, 1-800-422-4453; TDD, 1-800-222-4453) for assistance.

    • North Dakota
      Local (toll): (701) 328-2316
      Website

    • Ohio
      Website
      Contact local agency or Childhelp USA (toll-free, 1-800-422-4453; TDD, 1-800-222-4453) for assistance.

    • Oklahoma
      Toll-Free: (800) 522-3511
      Website

    • Oregon
      TDD: (503) 378-5414
      Toll-Free: (800) 854-3508; Ext. 2402
      Local (toll): (503) 378-6704
      Website

    • Pennsylvania
      Toll-Free: (800) 932-0313
      Local (toll): (717) 783-8744
      Website

    • Rhode Island
      Toll-Free: (800) RI-CHILD (800-742-4453)
      Website

    • South Carolina
      Local (toll): (803) 898-7318
      Website

    • South Dakota
      Local (toll): (605) 773-3227
      Website

    • Tennessee
      Toll-Free: (877) 237-0004
      Website

    • Texas
      Toll-Free: (800) 252-5400
      After hours: (512) 832-2020
      Local (toll): (512) 834-3784
      Website

    • Utah
      Toll-Free: (800) 678-9399
      Website

    • Vermont
      Toll-Free: (800) 649-5285
      After hours: (802) 863-7533
      Website

    • Virginia
      Toll-Free: (800) 552-7096
      Local (toll): (804) 786-8536
      Website

    • Washington
      Toll-Free: (866) END-HARM (866-363-4276)
      Website

    • West Virginia
      Toll-Free: (800) 352-6513
      Website

    • Wisconsin
      Local (toll): (608) 266-3036
      Website

    • Wyoming
      Website
      Contact local agency or Childhelp USA (toll-free, 1-800-422-4453; TDD, 1-800-222-4453) for assistance.

    This information was published in November 2003 by the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect.

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