Children from birth to 21 years of age who are suspected of being abused or neglected.
Children’s Services Bureau (Child Protective Services) 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/youth is in danger of continued abuse or neglect, including physical, emotional/mental, medical neglect, abandonment, sexual abuse, or sexual exploitation, 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: