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IF YOU NEED IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE PLEASE DIAL 911
**Suspected child abuse or neglect should be reported to Child Protective Services available 24/7 Call 1-800-800-5556
National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD
National Network to End Domestic Violence – 800-799-SAFE (7233)
National Sexual Violence Resource Center – 717-909-0710/877-739-3895
National Alliance to End Sexual Violence – 202-289-3900
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network – 800-656-HOPE
National Center for Victims of Crime – 800-394-2255
Stalking Resource Center – 800-FYI-CALL
Teen Victim Project – 800-FYI-CALL
LoveIsRespect.org – 866-331-9474
Family Violence Prevention Fund – 415-252-8900/202-682-1212/617-262-5900
National Child Abuse Hotline
24 Hours a Day
Child Abuse National Hotline
National Youth Crisis Hotline
National Youth Development
National Runaway Switchboard
This hot-line is a referral service for youths in personal crisis.
|Alabama||Dept. of Human Resources||334 242-9500|
|Alaska||24-hr hotline:||800 478-4444|
|Arizona||Phoenix hotline:||800 541-5781|
|Arkansas||Dept. of Human Services||800 482-5964|
|California||Dept. of Social Services Office of Child Protective Services||916 445-2771|
|Colorado||Denver County: 24 hr. hotline||303 727-3000|
|Connecticut||Reporting 24 hrs:||800 842-2599|
|Delaware||Reporting 24 hrs in-state:||800 292-9582|
|District of Columbia||Report child abuse
Report child neglect
|Florida||Abuse Registry||800 962-2873|
|Georgia||Dept. of Human Resources Child Protective and Placement Services Unit:||404 657-3408|
|Hawaii||Dept. of Human Services 24hr hotline:||808 832-5300|
|Idaho||For information and referral to regional office:||208 334-0808|
|Illinois||In-State Parents under stress and Reporting 24 hrs:||800 252-2873|
|Iowa||In-state hotline:||800 362-2178|
|Kansas||Reporting 24 hr hotline:||800 922-5330|
|Kentucky||Local Dept. for Social Services or statewide hotline:||800 752-6200|
|Louisiana||24 hr hotline:||504 925-4571|
|Maine||Reporting 24 hrs:||800 452-1999|
|Maryland||County office of Dept. of Human Resources: Child Protective Services.||Click here for Phone Listings|
|Massachusetts||24 hr hotline:||800 792-5200|
|Michigan||24 hr. hotline:||800 942-4357|
|Minnesota||County office of Dept. of Social Services.||Click here for Phone Listings|
|Mississippi||24 hr hotline:||800 222-8000|
|Montana||24 hr. hotline:||800 332-6100|
|Nebraska||Reporting 24 hrs:||800 471-5128|
|Nevada||24 hr. hotline:||800 992-5757|
|New York||Reporting 24 hrs:||800 342-3720|
|New Mexico||24 hr. hotline:||800 432-2075|
|New Jersey||24 hr. hotline:||800 792-8610|
|New Hampshire||In-state hotline:||800 894-5533|
|North Dakota||Reporting: County Social Services or:||701 328-4806|
|North Carolina||24 hr. hotline:||800 662-7030|
|Ohio||Dept. of Human Services Child Protective||614 466-0995|
|Oklahoma||24 hr. hotline:||800 522-3511|
|Oregon||Dept. of Human Resources Childrens’ Services Division||503 945-5651|
|Pennsylvania||24 hr. hotline in-state:||800 932-0313|
|Puerto Rico||24 hr. hotline:||800 981-8333|
|Rhode Island||24 hr. hotline:||800 742-4453|
|South Carolina||Dept. of Social Services Division of Child Protective and Preventive Services||803 734-5670|
|South Dakota||Child Protective Services||605 773-3227|
|Tennessee||Dept. of Human Services Child Protective Services||615 313-4746|
|Texas||24 hr. hotline:||800 252-5400|
|Utah||24 hr. hotline:||800 678-9399|
|Vermont||Dept. of Social and Rehabilitation Services||802 241-2131|
|Virginia||24 hr. in state hotline:||800 552-7096|
|Washington||24 hr. hotline:||800 562-5624|
|West Virginia||24 hr. hotline:||800 352-6513|
|Wisconsin||Dept. of Health and Social Services||608 266-3036|
|Wyoming||In-State Reporting:||307 777-7922|
What to Do:
- If your child is missing from home, search the house checking closets, piles of laundry, in and under beds, inside large appliances, and inside vehicles, including trunks—wherever a child may crawl or hide.
- If you still cannot find your child, immediately call your local law enforcement agency.
- If your child disappears in a store, notify the store manager or security office. Then immediately call your local law-enforcement agency. Many stores have a Code Adam plan of action— if a child is missing in the store, employees immediately mobilize to look for the missing child.
- When you call law enforcement, provide your child’s name, date of birth, height, weight, and any other unique identifiers such as eyeglasses and braces. Tell them when you noticed that your child was missing and what clothing he or she was wearing.
- Request that your child’s name and identifying information be immediately entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Missing Person File.
- After you have reported your child missing to law enforcement, call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) on our toll-free telephone number: 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678). Or you can use ourLive Hotline to talk to NCMEC through our web site.
Adapted from Just in Case…Missing. Copyright© 1985 National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). All rights reserved.
The Congressionally-mandated CyberTipline is a means for reporting crimes against children including: (www.cybertipline.com )
- Possession, manufacture, and distribution of child pornography
- Online enticement of children for sexual acts
- Child prostitution
- Sex Tourism Involving Children
- Extrafamilial Child Sexual Molestation
- Unsolicited Obscene Material Sent to a Child
- Misleading Domain Names
- Misleading Words or Digital Images on the Internet
Reports may be made 24-hours a day, 7 days a week online at www.cybertipline.com or by calling 1-800-843-5678.
Congressionally Mandated CyberTipline Reporting Categories
Possession, Manufacture, and Distribution of Child Pornography
Child pornography is defined as a visual depiction of a minor under the age of 18 engaged in sexually explicit conduct (18 U.S.C. 2256). It is a federal crime to possess, manufacture and/or distribute child pornography (18 U.S.C. 2251 et seq.).
Online Enticement of Children for Sexual Acts
It is a federal crime to use the Internet to knowingly persuade, induce, entice, or coerce a child under the age of 18 to meet for sexual acts, or to attempt to arrange such a meeting (18 U.S.C. 2422(b)).
It is a federal crime to knowingly recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide or obtain by any means a child under the age of 18 to engage in a commercial sex act. It is also illegal to benefit, either financially or by receiving anything of value, from participation in a child prostitution venture (18 U.S.C. 1591).
Sex Tourism Involving Children
It is a federal crime for a U.S. citizen to travel abroad intending to engage in sexual activity with a child younger than 18 that would be illegal if it occurred in the U.S. (18 U.S.C. 2423). Individuals who commit these crimes are subject to prosecution in the U.S. even if the crime was committed on foreign soil.
Extrafamilial Child Sexual Molestation
Extrafamilial child sexual molestation is the sexual molestation of a child by someone other than a family member.
Unsolicited Obscene Material Sent to a Child
It is a federal crime to send obscene material to a child under the age of 16 if the sender knows that the recipient is under the age of 16 (18 U.S.C. 1470).
Adults concerned about adult obscenity not involving children on the Internet should make a report to www.obscenitycrimes.org.
Misleading Domain Names
It is a federal crime to knowingly use a misleading domain name on the Internet with the intent to deceive a minor into viewing material that is harmful to minors (18 U.S.C. 2252B(b)).
Misleading Words or Digital Images on the Internet
It is a federal crime to knowingly embed words or digital images into the source code of a website with the intent to deceive a minor into viewing material that is harmful to minors (18 U.S.C. 2252C).
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