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How to Report Child Abuse in New Jersey

Hotline Numbers for Reporting Child Abuse or Neglect


Updated August 27, 2012

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Report Child Abuse

If you suspect that a child is being abused, abandoned or neglected, contact the agency listed below, call your local child protective services agency, or call 9-1-1. Here is a link to the New Jersey state agency for children services and the telephone number to report child abuse and neglect in New Jersey:

New Jersey Department of Children and Families
TDD: (800) 835-5510
TTY: (800) 835-5510
Toll-Free: (877) 652-2873 - 1-877 NJ ABUSE

If you do not get an answer at the above number Childhelp (800-422-4453) for assistance.

Childhelp® USA is a non-profit agency which can provide reporting numbers, and has Hotline counselors who can provide referrals.

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Source: Administration for Children and Families

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