Reporting Child Abuse/Neglect



National Child Abuse Hotline
Toll free, 24 hour hotline. All calls are confidential.
1-800-4-A-CHILD or 1-800-422-4453



Reporting Options By State
Alabama
https://dhr.alabama.gov/child-protective-services/child-abuse-neglect-reporting/

Alaska
Toll-Free: (800) 478-4444
Email: HSS.DBH@Alaska.gov
http://dhss.alaska.gov/ocs/Pages/default.aspx
To report via email: ReportChildAbuse@alaska.gov

Arizona
Toll-Free: (888) SOS-CHILD (888-767-2445)
https://dcs.az.gov/
Arizona’s Online Reporting Service for Mandated Reporters via secure website in non-emergency cases: https://dcs.az.gov/report-child-abuse

Arkansas
Toll-Free: (800) 482-5964
https://humanservices.arkansas.gov/

California
https://www.cdss.ca.gov/reporting/report-abuse/child-protective-services/report-child-abuse

Colorado
Phone: 1-844-264-5437
Phone: (303) 866-5700
https://www.colorado.gov/cdhs

Connecticut
Toll-Free: (800) 842-2288
TDD: (800) 624-5518
https://portal.ct.gov/DCF

Delaware
Toll-Free: (800) 292-9582
https://kids.delaware.gov/
Online reporting https://kids.delaware.gov/fs/fs_iseethesigns.shtml

District of Columbia
Local (toll): (202) 671-SAFE (202-671-7233)
https://cfsa.dc.gov/service/report-child-abuse-and-neglect

Florida
Toll-Free: (800) 96-ABUSE (800-962-2873)
https://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/abuse-hotline/external link
Online Reporting http://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/abuse-hotlineexternal

Georgia
Phone: (404) 657-3433
https://dfcs.georgia.gov/services/child-abuse-neglect

Guam
Phone: (671) 475-2672
Phone: (671) 475-2653

Hawaii
Local (toll): (808) 832-5300
http://humanservices.hawaii.gov/ssd/home/child-welfare-services/

Idaho
Phone: (208) 334-5437
Toll-Free: (800) 926-2588
https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Children/AbuseNeglect/ChildProtectionContactPhoneNumbers/tabid/475/Default.aspx

Illinois
Toll-Free: (800) 252-2873
Local (toll): (217) 524-2606
https://www2.illinois.gov/dcfs/safekids/reporting/Pages/index.aspx
Mandated reporters may use the online child abuse reporting system in non-emergency situations.

Indiana
Toll-Free: (800) 800-5556
https://www.in.gov/dcs/

Iowa
Toll-Free: (800) 362-2178
https://dhs.iowa.gov/home
Kansas
Toll-Free: (800) 922-5330
http://www.dcf.ks.gov/Pages/Report-Abuse-or-Neglect.aspx
Online reporting for mandated reporters in non-emergency situations
http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/PPS/Pages/KIPS/KIPSWebIntake.aspx

Kentucky
Toll-Free: (877) 597-2331
https://prdweb.chfs.ky.gov/ReportAbuse/Home.aspx

Louisiana
Toll-Free: (855) 452-5437
http://dss.louisiana.gov/page/109
Online reporting portal for mandated reporters in non-emergency situations
https://mr.dcfs.la.gov/c/MR_PortalApp.app

Maine
Toll-Free: (800) 452-1999
TTY: (800) 963-9490
https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/hotlines.htm

Maryland
http://dhr.maryland.gov/child-protective-services/reporting-suspected-child-abuse-or-neglect/local-offices/

Massachusetts
Toll-Free: (800) 792-5200
https://www.mass.gov/child-abuse-and-neglect

Michigan
Toll-Free: (855) 444-3911
Fax: (616) 977-1154
https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_7119—,00.html
Mandated Reporter online reporting system coming soon

Minnesota
https://mn.gov/dhs/report-abuse/

Mississippi
Phone: (601) 432-4570
Toll-Free: (800) 222-8000
https://www.mdcps.ms.gov/report-child-abuse-neglect/
https://reportabuse.mdcps.ms.gov/
Reporting via online system or by downloading the MDCPS Report Child Abuse mobile app
https://www.mdcps.ms.gov/report-child-abuse-neglect/

Missouri
Toll-Free: (800) 392-3738
https://dss.mo.gov/cd/keeping-kids-safe/can.htm
Online reporting for mandated reporters in non-emergency situations:
https://dss.mo.gov/cd/keeping-kids-safe/can.htm

Montana
Toll-Free: (866) 820-5437
https://dphhs.mt.gov/cfsd/index

Nebraska
Phone: (402) 471-3121
Toll-Free: (800) 652-1999
http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Child-Abuse.aspx

Nevada
http://dcfs.nv.gov/Programs/CWS/CPS/CPS/

New Hampshire
Phone: (603) 271-6562
Toll-Free: (800) 894-5533
https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcyf/cps/stop.htm

New Jersey
Toll-Free: (877) 652-2873
TDD: (800) 835-5510
https://www.nj.gov/dcf/reporting/hotline/

New Mexico
Toll-Free: (855) 333-7233
https://cyfd.org/

New York
Toll-Free: (800) 342-3720
TDD: (800) 369-2437
Local (toll): (518) 474-8740
https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/Default.asp

North Carolina
https://www.ncdhhs.gov/br>
North Dakota
http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/childfamily/cps/#reporting

Ohio
Toll-Free: (855) 642-4453
http://jfs.ohio.gov/ocf/reportchildabuseandneglect.stm

Oklahoma
Toll-Free: (800) 522-3511
https://www.ok.gov/health/Family_Health/Family_Support_and_Prevention_Service/Oklahoma_Child_Abuse_Hotline/index.html

Oregon
Toll-Free: (855) 503-SAFE (7233)
https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/children/child-abuse/Pages/Reporting-Numbers.aspx

Pennsylvania
Toll-Free: (800) 932-0313
TDD: (866) 872-1677
https://www.dhs.pa.gov/contact/Pages/Report-Abuse.aspx
Online reporting portal for mandated reporters in non-emergency situations https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

Puerto Rico
Toll-Free: (800) 981-8333
Local (toll): (787) 749-1333

Rhode Island
Phone: (401) 528-3500
Toll-Free: (800) RI-CHILD (800-742-4453)
http://www.dcyf.ri.gov/child-protective-services/

South Carolina
Local (toll): (803) 898-7318
https://dss.sc.gov/abuseneglect/report-child-abuse-and-neglect/

South Dakota
TTY: (877) 244-0864
https://dss.sd.gov/childprotection/

Tennessee
Toll-Free: (877) 237-0004
https://www.tn.gov/dcs/program-areas/child-safety/reporting/child-abuse.html
Online reporting https://apps.tn.gov/carat/

Texas
Toll-Free: (800) 252-5400
https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Contact_Us/report_abuse.asp
Online reporting https://www.txabusehotline.org/Login/Default.aspx

Virgin Islands
http://www.dhs.gov.vi/contact/index.html

Utah
Phone: 1-855-323-3237
https://dcfs.utah.gov/

Vermont
After hours: (800) 649-5285
https://dcf.vermont.gov/protection/reporting

Virginia
Toll-Free: (800) 552-7096
Local (toll): (804) 786-8536
https://www.dss.virginia.gov/family/cps/index.cgi

Washington
Toll-Free: (866) END-HARM (866-363-4276)
Toll-Free: (800) 562-5624
TTY: (800) 624-6186
https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/safety/report-abuse
MBr> West Virginia
Toll-Free: (800) 352-6513
https://dhhr.wv.gov/bcf/Services/Pages/Centralized-Intake-for-Abuse-and-Neglect.aspx

Wisconsin
https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/reportabuse

Wyoming
https://www.wyomingcac.org/prevent-child-abuse/reporting-child-abuse

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