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Statewide Ohio Phone Number Makes it Easy to Report Child Abuse

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COLUMBUS,Ohio -

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.