Children from birth to 18 years of age who are suspected of being abused or neglected.
Children’s Services Bureau receives reports 24-hours per day, 7 days per week, of suspected child abuse, neglect and exploitation. If intervention is required, the Bureau conducts an assessment of the family. If the child is in danger of continued abuse and neglect, including physical, emotional/mental, neglect, abandonment and sexual abuse, either in-house family maintenance services or juvenile court intervention are provided. Such intervention attempts are made to remedy the situation without compromising the safety and well-being of the child. Children’s Services Bureau is responsible for the following child welfare programs: