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The Importance of Fathers in the Healthy Development of Children
Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, U.S. Children's Bureau Rosenberg, Jeffrey., Wilcox, W. Bradford.|
|Year Published: 2006|
Appendix C - State Telephone Numbers for Reporting 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 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 is allegedly 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. For additional 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)
New Mexico (NM)
New York (NY)
North Dakota (ND)
800.854.3508, ext. 2402
Rhode Island (RI)
South Carolina (SC)
South Dakota (SD)
West Virginia (WV)
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