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The Role of Professional Child Care Providers in Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect
Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, Children's Bureau. Karageorge, Kathy, Kendall, Rosemary|
|Year Published: 2008|
State Telephone Numbers for Reporting Child Maltreatment
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 also may receive reports of child abuse or neglect.
Many States have local or toll-free telephone numbers, listed below, for reporting suspected abuse. The reporting party must be calling from the same State where the child allegedly is being abused for most of the following numbers to be valid.
For States not listed, or when the reporting party resides in a different State from the child, please call Childhelp, 800-4-A-Child (800-422-4453), or your local CPS agency. States may occasionally change the telephone numbers listed below. To view the most current contact information, including State Web addresses, visit http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/reslist/rl_dsp.cfm?rs_id=5&rate_chno=W-00082.
District of Columbia (DC)
New Hampshire (NH)
New Jersey (NJ)
800-835-5510 (TDD/ TTY)
New Mexico (NM)
New York (NY)
Puerto Rico (PR)
Rhode Island (RI)
South Carolina (SC)
800-649-5285 (after hours)
800-562-5624 (after hours)
West Virginia (WV)
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