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CALL 911 if you believe you or someone you know is in immediate danger from child abuse or neglect.

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
 24/7: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453). Serves the United States and Canada. Assistance is available in 170 languages.

Cybertipline 
http://www.missingkids.com

National Child Pornography Tipline:
1-800-843-5678. To report the sexual exploitation of children through the production and distribution of pornography.

National Suicide Hotline
1.800.273.TALK

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:
 24/7 hotline 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).
To report child-sexual exploitation, harassment or solicitation, a missing child, or a sighting of a missing child.

Rape, Assault and Incest National Network:
24/7/hotline 1.800. 656.HOPE.

National sexual assault online hotline. Free, safe, confidential-does not capture IP address
www.rainn.org

Individual state child abuse hotlines 

If you cannot reach your local agency, call the 24/7 Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD or other National Hotlines.

Alabama

For individual county hotlines visit the Alabama Department of Human Resources:

http://dhr.alabama.gov Services > Child Protective Services > County Contact Information

Alaska

Anchorage: 1-800-478-4444
 ancintake@alaska.gov

Southcentral: 1-855-352-8934 
hss.ocsscrointake@alaska.gov

Northern Alaska: 1-800-353-2650 
hss.ocsnrointake@alaska.gov

Southeast: 1-888-622-1650 
hss.ocsserintake@alaska.gov

Western Region: 1-800-557-3141
 hss.ocsscrointake@alaska.gov

State of Alaska Office of Children’s Services:

http://hss.state.ak.us/ocs/

Arizona

(888) SOS-CHILD (888-767-2445)

Arizona Child Protective Services:

https://dcs.az.gov > Report Child Abuse

 

Arkansas

(800) 482-5964

Arkansas Child Abuse Information:

http://humanservices.arkansas.gov > A-Z Index > C > Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting

 

California

California Department of Social Services:

http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov > Report Abuse > Child Protective Services (CPS) Hotlines for all 58 counties

 

Colorado

Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline:1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437)

Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Child Welfare:

https://sites.google.com/a/state.co.us/cdhs-dcw > Child Abuse & Neglect

 

Connecticut

(800) 842-2288
/ TDD: 1-800-624-5518

Connecticut Department of Children and Families:

http://www.ct.gov/dcf > Report Abuse / Neglect

 

Delaware

(800) 292-9582

Delaware Services for Children, Youth and Their Families: http://kids.delaware.gov/services/crisis.shtml

 

District of Columbia

(202) 671-SAFE (7233)

District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency:

http://cfsa.dc.gov > Report Child Abuse and Neglect

 

Florida

(800) 96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873)

Online at https://reportabuse.dcf.state.fl.us/

Florida Relay 711 or TTY 800-453-5145

Florida Department of Children and Families:

http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/abuse/

 

Georgia

1-855-GACHILD / 1-855-422-4453

For individual county hotlines visit the Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Family & Children Services:

http://dfcs.dhr.georgia.gov/

 

Hawaii

From Oahu: (808) 832-5300
/ From neighboring islands: 1-800-494-3991

Hawaii Child Welfare Services:

Social Services (SSD): Child Welfare & Adult Protective Services

 

Idaho

Statewide: 1-855-552-KIDS (5437)

Treasure Valley: 208-334-KIDS (5437)

For individual county hotlines visit Idaho Department of Health and Welfare:

http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov > Children > Abuse/Neglect

 

Illinois

(800) 25-ABUSE (252-2873)
 TTY 1-800-358-5117

Illinois Department of Children & Family Services:

http://www.state.il.us > Health & Safety > Personal & Family Safety > Child Abuse & Protection

 

Indiana

(800) 800-5556

Indiana Department of Child Services:

http://www.in.gov > Family & Health > Family > Child Services, Dept. of > Child Protective Services

 

Iowa

(800) 362-2178

Iowa Department of Human Services:

http://dhs.iowa.gov/child-abuse

 

Kansas

(800) 922-5330

Kansas Child Protective Services:

http://www.dcf.ks.gov

 

Kentucky

1-877-KYSAFE1
or
1-877-597-2331
(Toll Free)

Kentucky Child Safety Branch:

http://chfs.ky.gov/dcbs/dpp/childsafety.htm

 

Louisiana

1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437)

For individual county hotlines visit the Louisiana Department of Social Services:

http://www.dss.state.la.us > Child Welfare

 

Maine

(800) 452-1999;
Deaf/Hard of Hearing: 711 (Maine Relay)

Maine Child and Family Services:

http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/abuse.htm

 

Maryland

For individual county hotlines visit the Maryland Child Protective Services for a list of local office phone numbers:

http://dhr.maryland.gov > Children > I want to: report child abuse or neglect

 

Massachusetts

(800) 792-5200

Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services:

http://www.mass.gov > Government Agencies > Departments & Divisions Children & Families > Child Abuse & Neglect

 

Michigan

(800) 942-4357

Michigan Children’s Protective Services:

http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs > Adult & Children’s Services > Abuse & Neglect > Child Protective Services

 

Minnesota

For individual county hotlines visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services:

http://www.dhs.state.mn.us > People we serve > Children and families > Services > Child protection > Contact Us

 

Mississippi

(800) 222-8000

Mississippi Child Protective Services:

http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us > For Families > Report Child Abuse or Neglect

 

Missouri

(800) 392-3738
/ Out-of-State: 573-751-3448 / TDD: 1-800-669-8689

Missouri Department of Social Services:

http://dss.mo.gov > Families > Report Child Abuse

 

Montana

(866) 820-KIDS (5437)

Montana Child & Family Services:

http://www.dphhs.mt.gov > Children and Families > Child Protection / Child Welfare > Abuse/Neglect

 

Nebraska

(800) 652-1999

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services:

http://dhhs.ne.gov > Children & Families > Child Abuse & Neglect

 

Nevada

(800) 992-5757

In Clark County: (702) 399-0081

In Washoe County: (775) 785-8600

Nevada Division of Child and Family Services:

http://dcfs.nv.gov > Tips & Resources > Report Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect

 

New Hampshire

(800) 894-5533

New Hampshire Bureau of Child Protection:

http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us > DHHS Home > Division for Children, Youth & Families >

Child Protection Services

 

New Jersey

(877) NJ ABUSE (877-652-2873)

New Jersey Department of Children and Families:

http://www.state.nj.us > Children & Family Services > Child Safety / Reporting Child Abuse

 

New Mexico

1-855-333-SAFE / (800) 797-3260 / #SAFE (#7233)

New Mexico Children, Youth & Families:

https://cyfd.org > Report Abuse or Neglect

 

New York

(800) 342-3720
/ (518) 474-8740

Deaf or hard of hearing, call TDD/TTY at 1-800-638-5163 
or have your Video Relay System provider call 
1-800-342-3720

New York State Office of Children and Family Services:

http://ocfs.ny.gov > Report Child Abuse or Neglect

 

Long Island:


Nassau County Department of Social Services:

http://www.nassaucountyny.gov > Departments > Social Services > Child Protective Services

 

Suffolk County Department of Social Services:

http://www.co.suffolk.ny.us > Departments > Social Services

See also: Frequently Asked Questions > How Do I Report Child Abuse?

 

North Carolina

For individual county hotlines visit the North Carolina Child Protective Services:

http://www.ncdhhs.gov > Assistance > Children’s Services > Child Protective Services > County Department of Social Services

 

North Dakota

For individual county hotlines visit the North Dakota Child Protection Program:

http://www.nd.gov/dhs > Direct Service Locations > County Social Services

 

Ohio

For individual county hotlines visit the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services:

http://jfs.ohio.gov > C > Child Protective Services

 

Oklahoma

(800) 522-3511

Oklahoma Child Protective Services:

http://www.okdhs.org > Services > Child Protective Services

 

Oregon

For individual county hotlines visit the Oregon Department of Human Services:

http://www.oregon.gov > Health & Family > Child Services > Report Child Abuse & Neglect

 

Pennsylvania

(800) 932-0313
/ TDD: 866-872-1677

http://www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare:

http://www.dhs.pa.gov > Keep Kids Safe

 

Puerto Rico

(800) 981-8333
 (isla) / 787-749-1333 (metro)

Administracion de Familias y Ninos:

http://www.adfan.pr.gov > Administración Auxiliar de Protección Social

 

Rhode Island

(800) RI-CHILD (800-742-4453)

Rhode Island Child Protective Services:

http://www.dcyf.ri.gov > Child Welfare

 

South Carolina

For individual county hotlines visit the South Carolina Department of Social Services:

https://dss.sc.gov > For Children & Families > Protection

or: To Report Child or Adult Abuse and Neglect, scroll down “Select County” tab to find your local county office.

 

South Dakota

For individual county hotlines visit the South Dakota Department of Social Services:

https://dss.sd.gov > Child Protection > CPS Local Offices

 

Tennessee

(877) 237-0004

Tennessee Department of Children’s Services:

http://www.tennessee.gov/dcs > How to Report Child Abuse

 

Texas

(800) 252-5400

Deaf or Hard of Hearing: (TTY) 711 or 1-800-735-2989. Tell the relay agent you need to call the Texas Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-5400.

Report online at Texas Abuse Hotline: www.txabusehotline.org

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services:

https://www.dfps.state.tx.us > Report Abuse button

 

Utah

Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline at 1-855-323-3237

Email at dcfsintake@utah.gov

Utah Department of Human Services:

http://www.dcfs.utah.gov

 

Vermont

(800) 649-5285

Vermont Department for Children and Families:

http://dcf.vermont.gov > Our Divisions > Child Protection > Report Child Abuse

 

Virginia

(800) 552-7096
/Out-of-State: 804-786-8536

Virginia Department of Social Services:

http://www.dss.virginia.gov > Abuse & Neglect > CPS

 

Washington

(866) END-HARM (363-4276)
/ TTY Callers: 1-800-624-6186

Washington Department of Social and Health Services:

http://www.dshs.wa.gov > Children > How to Report Child Abuse or Neglect

 

West Virginia

(800) 352-6513

West Virginia Bureau for Children and Families:

http://www.wvdhhr.org > Bureau for Children and Families > Services > Child Welfare Services

 

Wisconsin

For individual county hotlines visit the Wisconsin Department of Children & Families: http://dcf.wisconsin.gov > Report Child Abuse

 

Wyoming

For individual county hotlines visit the Wyoming Department of Family Services:

http://dfsweb.state.wy.us > Social Services > Child Protective Services > Contact Your Local DFS