Welcome to Children's Services.

To Report Child Abuse or Neglect call: (209) 468-1333

What is Child Abuse?

  • Physical abuse
    • Any non-accidental act that results in physical injury (bruises, bite marks, burns, abrasions, lacerations, fractures, internal injuries)
    • Can be discipline that went too far and left bruises or otherwise injured a child
    • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Neglect
  • Emotional Abuse
    •  Belittling, screaming, threatening a child to the point that they withdraw, act out, have problems with basic functioning (eating, sleeping, concentrating at school, etc.)
    •  Exposing a child to violence (verbal or physical) in the home that leads to problems with basic functioning
  • Sexual Abuse
    •  An adult engaging in any sexual act with a minor
  • Failing to meet basic needs in terms of food, clothing, shelter, medical care or supervision
  • Failing to protect a child from someone abusing them in some way

Helpful Numbers

Child Abuse Hotline

(209) 468-1333

Elder Abuse

(209) 468-3780 or
(888) 800-4800

Fraud Hotline

(209) 953-7733