Residents of Ohio now have one phone number to remember if they suspect child abuse or neglect.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has launched 855-OH-CHILD. It is an automated directory tat links callers to a child welfare or law enforcement office in their county.
"It is important that Ohioans be able to report suspected child abuse quickly, easily and anonymously. This one, easy-to-remember number makes that possible," said ODJFS Director Michael Colbert. "We never want a child to be at risk because an adult did not know where to turn for help."
"If you suspect child abuse or neglect, please speak out," said Colbert. "Call 855-O-H-CHILD, make a report, and stand up for a child in need."
Reports can be anonymous.