Statewide Ohio Phone Number Makes it Easy to Report Child Abuse
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."