How to Report Abuse

Ohio law requires anyone who thinks a child is being abused, neglected, or exploited to report it.  If you have concerns about a family residing in Lucas County, call Lucas County Children Services 24 hours a day at (419) 213-CARE (2273). You will be connected to a specialist in the intake department. Referral sources are kept confidential by Lucas County Children Services. Ohioans who suspect child abuse or neglect can call the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Call 855-O-H-CHILD (855-642-4453).  An automated telephone directory will link callers directly to a child welfare or law enforcement office in their county.