Child Protection

Services


Child Protective Services are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week.



Investigation


Reports of abuse and neglect of children under the age of 18 are investigated with the goal of protecting children from physical, mental and medical neglect, and from sexual abuse and exploitation. Services are also provided to prevent and alleviate family crises.

Child Protective Services & Allegations


Child Protective Services, a federally mandated program, accepts reports of suspected child abuse and neglect. Allegations of Child Abuse / Neglect must meet four criteria:
  • Involve children under the age of 18
  • Involve children who reside in the County of Louisa
  • Information reported has to address conditions that allow the agency to accept the allegation as a valid complaint, for example physical abuse
  • The abuse / neglect must involve a caregiver for the child

Report Suspected Abuse or Neglect


To report suspected incidents of child abuse or neglect in Louisa, call 540-967-1320 or the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-552-7096 toll-free after 5:00 p.m., nights, weekends, and holidays.