The goal of the child welfare system is to protect children and provide services to families so that their children can remain at home. The safety of children is our top priority.

In order to ensure the safety and well-being of children, the Children's Division operates a hotline to take reports of suspected child abuse or neglect, a hotline to report school violence, completes investigations or family assessments in response to calls of concerns, and offers prevention services and treatment services to help families in need.