Posted: May 29th, 2021
DFPS works with communities to protect children, the elderly, and people with disabilities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It also works to protect the health and safety of children in daycare, as well as foster care and other types of 24-hour care. They do this through investigations, services and referrals, regulation, and prevention programs, chief among them:
Child Protective Services – Protects children from abuse and neglect through investigations, services, foster care, and adoption.
Adult Protective Services – Protects the elderly and people with disabilities from abuse, neglect and exploitation through investigations and services.
Child Care Licensing – Regulates day care, foster care, residential treatment centers, before and after school programs and maternity homes.
Statewide Intake – Takes reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation from across the state via it’s 24/7 hotline and website.
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