Other State's Toll-Free Child Abuse Reporting Numbers

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 an in-State toll-free number, listed below, for reporting suspected abuse. The reporting party must be calling from the same State where the child is allegedly being abused for the following numbers to be valid.

For States not listed, or when the reporting party resides in a different State than the child, please call Childhelp, 800-4-A-Child (800-422-4453), or your local CPS agency. (Revised 12/2002)

Alaska (AK)

800-478-4444

Arizona (AZ)

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

Arkansas (AR)

800-482-5964

Connecticut (CT)

800-842-2288, 800-624-5518 (TDD/hearing impaired)

Delaware (DE)

800-292-9582

Florida (FL)

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

Illinois (IL)

800-252-2873, (From out of State, call 217-524-2606)

Indiana (IN)

800-800-5556

Iowa (IA)

800-362-2178

Kansas (KS)

800-922-5330

Kentucky (KY)

800-752-6200

Maine (ME)

800-452-1999

Maryland (MD)

800-332-6347

Massachusetts (MA)

800-792-5200

Michigan (MI)

800-942-4357

Mississippi (MS)

800-222-8000

Missouri (MO)

800-392-3738

Montana (MT)

800-332-6100

Nebraska (NE)

800-652-1999

Nevada (NV)

800-992-5757

New Hampshire (NH)

800-894-5533

New Jersey (NJ)

800-792-8610, 800-835-5510 (TDD/hearing impaired)

New Mexico (NM)

800-797-3260

New York (NY)

800-342-3720

North Carolina (NC)

Contact the appropriate County Department of Social Services for the number for Child Protective Services.

North Dakota (ND)

800-245-3736

Oklahoma (OK)

800-522-3511

Oregon (OR)

800-854-3508, ext. 2402

Pennsylvania (PA)

800-932-0313

Rhode Island (RI)

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

Texas (TX)

800-252-5400

Utah (UT)

800-678-9399

Virginia (VA)

800-552-7096

Washington (WA)

800-562-5624

West Virginia (WV)

800-352-6513

Wyoming (WY)

800-457-3659