Who can receive Child Welfare Services?
Any child ages 0-18 years old who:
has been suspected of being abused or neglected
is subjected to conditions that are likely to result in abuse or neglect
is a youth who committed status offenses
is a youth who has been adjudicated delinquent
is a youth who has been referred to the Department of Health and Human Resources for services or placement
What are the responsibilities of Child Welfare Services?
investigate reports of abuse and neglect of children
provide services to children and families in their home
place children in foster care if they are unsafe in their own homes or the community is not safe for them
finding permanent homes for children who cannot return to their own homes
provide services to children transitioning into adulthood while in foster care placement
How do I make a report to Child Welfare Services?
Reports are made to the Central Intake unit.
For more information about reporting abuse and neglect visit the Central Intake Abuse and Neglect webpage.