1. Child Protective Services
  2. Foster Care
  3. Adoption
  4. Child Care & Development
  5. Adult Protective Services

Child Protective Services

Through our CPS hotline, 540-853-2245, the department receives and screens calls alleging child abuse and/or neglect. A family services specialist responds to valid complaints by conducting investigations and family assessments. Prevention services may be offered when a valid complaint does not exist but where there are indications of family problems that could place the child at risk of future abuse, neglect, or foster care placement. Where indicated, risk assessments and safety plans are developed. Services are provided both directly by the family services specialists and by referral to other agencies. Additional information about Child Protective Services is available at the Virginia Department of Social Services.