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Report Child Abuse or Neglect

Reporting Child Abuse/Neglect


VIA LINK Louisiana Parent Line

Phone: 833-LA-CHILD (833-522-4453)

Text: (225) 424-1533

VIA LINK offers the Louisiana Parent Line. Specialists offer emotional support, de-escalation, crisis intervention, and plans for coping. Follow-up calls can be arranged to increase parents' circle of support.


DCFS Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline

855-4LA-KIDS (855-452-5437)

If you know a Louisiana child is being abused or neglected, call toll-free, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All calls are confidential. Trained social workers determine if the reported information constitutes a report of child abuse and/or neglect.