Child Abuse

It's everyone's responsibility to report it now!

If you suspect a child under the age of 18 is being abused or neglected please call:
  • The Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-362-2178 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).  Please be ready to provide identifying information and the whereabouts of the child. You may remain anonymous unless you are making a report as a mandatory reporter. If you are making report as a mandatory reporter, you must leave your name and contact information.

  • If you believe the child is in imminent danger, CALL 911 immediately.

My child has been removed.

Your child has just been put in foster care with the Department of Human Services (DHS). As a parent, you have many questions. Click The State Has My Child booklet or The State Has My Child booklet - Spanish version for more information on what happens next.