Report Abuse

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Child Abuse

Abuse is the non-accidental injury of a child. It includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, exploitation and neglect. Annually, we receive over 20,000 calls reporting the suspected mistreatment of children in Contra Costa County.

Federal and State Regulations require that we assess all referrals which allege that a child is endangered by abuse, neglect, or exploitation. In addition, the Children & Family Services Bureau has the responsibility to investigate reports of children in immediate danger to ensure their safety.

If you suspect that a child you know is being abused or neglected you can make a referral by calling our 24-hour, seven-day a week Hotline Toll Free at:
(877) 881-1116. Your report can be anonymous.


Elder Abuse

Adult Protective Services (APS) responds to confidential reports from anyone who suspects that an elderly person or an adult with a disability (dependent adult) who lives in Contra Costa County is being abused or neglected or is self-neglecting. Our 24-hour hotline is staffed by social workers who respond to these calls and will walk the caller through a series of questions to determine if a situation requires APS intervention. When a case is opened in APS, an APS social worker will be assigned to the case and will go out to the home of the alleged victim to determine what services, if any, are needed.

Reporting Elder Abuse

Anyone interested in obtaining more information or who wishes to report adult or elder abuse should call 24 hours a day:


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