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Abuse Reporting Resources

Kathryn Patricelli, MA

Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-HOPE.
Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline for free, confidential counseling, 24 hours a day:

Elder Abuse: 1-800-677-1116
Call the National Eldercare locator service to locate the appropriate agency within your state to report elder abuse

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 may also receive reports of child abuse or neglect. For more information or assistance with reporting, please call Childhelp USA ®, 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453), or your local CPS agency.

In most cases, the toll-free numbers listed below are only accessible from within the State listed. If calling from out-of-State, use the local (toll) number listed or call Childhelp USA® for assistance. Also listed below are links to State websites, which can provide additional information.

  • Alabama
    Local (toll): (334) 242-9500
    Website
  • Alaska
    Toll-Free: (800) 478-4444
    Website
  • Arizona
    Toll-Free: (888) SOS-CHILD (888-767-2445)
    Website
  • Arkansas
    Toll-Free: (800) 482-5964
    Website
  • California
    Local (toll): (916) 445-2771
    Website
  • Colorado
    Website
    Contact local agency or Childhelp USA (toll-free, 1-800-422-4453; TDD, 1-800-222-4453) for assistance.
  • Connecticut
    TDD: (800) 624-5518
    Toll-Free: (800) 842-2288
    Website
  • Delaware
    Toll-Free: (800) 292-9582
    Local (toll): (302) 577-6550
    Website
  • District of Columbia
    Toll-Free: (877) 671-SAFE (877-671-7233)
    Local (toll): (202) 671-7233
    Website
  • Florida
    Toll-Free: (800) 96-ABUSE (800-962-2873)
    Website
  • Georgia
    Website
    Contact local agency or Childhelp USA (toll-free, 1-800-422-4453; TDD, 1-800-222-4453) for assistance.
  • Hawaii
    Website
    Contact local agency or Childhelp USA (toll-free, 1-800-422-4453; TDD, 1-800-222-4453) for assistance.
  • Idaho
    Toll-Free: (800) 926-2588
    Website
  • Illinois
    Toll-Free: (800) 252-2873
    Local (toll): (217) 785-4020
    Website

  • Indiana
    Toll-Free: (800) 800-5556
    Website
  • Iowa
    Toll-Free: (800) 362-2178
    Local (toll): (515) 281-3240
    Website 
  • Kansas
    Toll-Free: (800) 922-5330
    Local (toll): (785) 296-0044
    Website
  • Kentucky
    Toll-Free: (800) 752-6200
    Local (toll): (502) 595-4550
    Website
  • Louisiana
    Local (toll): (225) 342-6832
    Website
  • Maine
    Toll-Free: (800) 452-1999
    Local (toll): (207) 287-2983
    Website
  • Maryland
    Toll-Free: (800) 332-6347
    Website
  • Massachusetts
    Toll-Free: (800) 792-5200
    Local (toll): (617) 232-4882
    Website 
  • Michigan
    Toll-Free: (800) 942-4357
    Local (toll): (517) 373-3572
    Website
  • Minnesota
    Local (toll): (651) 291-0211
    Website
  • Mississippi
    Toll-Free: (800) 222-8000
    Local (toll): (601) 359-4991
    Website
  • Missouri
    Toll-Free: (800) 392-3738
    Local (toll): (573) 751-3448
    Website
  • Montana
    Toll-Free: (866) 820-KIDS (866-820-5437)
    Local (toll): (406) 444-5900
    Website
  • Nebraska
    Toll-Free: (800) 652-1999
    Local (toll): (402) 595-1324
    Website
  • Nevada
    Toll-Free: (800) 992-5757
    Local (toll): (775) 684-4400
    Website
  • New Hampshire
    Toll-Free: (800) 894-5533
    Local (toll): (603) 271-6556
    Website
  • New Jersey
    TTY: (800) 835-5510
    Toll-Free: (877) NJ ABUSE -- (877) 652-2873
    Website
  • New Mexico
    Toll-Free: (800) 797-3260
    Local (toll): (505) 841-6100
    Website
  • New York
    TDD: (800) 369-2437
    Toll-Free: (800) 342-3720
    Local (toll): (518) 474-8740
    Website
  • North Carolina
    Website
    Contact local agency or Childhelp USA (toll-free, 1-800-422-4453; TDD, 1-800-222-4453) for assistance.
  • North Dakota
    Local (toll): (701) 328-2316
    Website
  • Ohio
    Website
    Contact local agency or Childhelp USA (toll-free, 1-800-422-4453; TDD, 1-800-222-4453) for assistance.
  • Oklahoma
    Toll-Free: (800) 522-3511
    Website
  • Oregon
    TDD: (503) 378-5414
    Toll-Free: (800) 854-3508; Ext. 2402
    Local (toll): (503) 378-6704
    Website
  • Pennsylvania
    Toll-Free: (800) 932-0313
    Local (toll): (717) 783-8744
    Website
  • Rhode Island
    Toll-Free: (800) RI-CHILD (800-742-4453)
    Website
  • South Carolina
    Local (toll): (803) 898-7318
    Website
  • South Dakota
    Local (toll): (605) 773-3227
    Website
  • Tennessee
    Toll-Free: (877) 237-0004
    Website
  • Texas
    Toll-Free: (800) 252-5400
    After hours: (512) 832-2020
    Local (toll): (512) 834-3784
    Website
  • Utah
    Toll-Free: (800) 678-9399
    Website
  • Vermont
    Toll-Free: (800) 649-5285
    After hours: (802) 863-7533
    Website
  • Virginia
    Toll-Free: (800) 552-7096
    Local (toll): (804) 786-8536
    Website
  • Washington
    Toll-Free: (866) END-HARM (866-363-4276)
    Website
  • West Virginia
    Toll-Free: (800) 352-6513
    Website
  • Wisconsin
    Local (toll): (608) 266-3036
    Website
  • Wyoming
    Website
    Contact local agency or Childhelp USA (toll-free, 1-800-422-4453; TDD, 1-800-222-4453) for assistance.

This information was published in November 2003 by the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect. Updated by MentalHelp.net in 2013.