Child abuse and neglect

If you need to report child abuse or neglect, contact the Department of Human Services (DHS) at 971-673-7112.

Children have the right to: 

  • permanency with a safe family
  • freedom from physical, sexual or emotional abuse or exploitation
  • freedom from substantial neglect of basic needs 

Mandatory reporters

You are a mandatory reporter of child abuse or neglect if you are any of the following:

  • attorney
  • certified provider of child care or foster care or their employees
  • chiropractor
  • clergymen or clergywomen
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
  • dentist
  • firefighters or emergency medical technician
  • licensed clinical social worker
  • licensed practical nurses or registered nurse
  • licensed professional counselor
  • naturopathic physician
  • optometrist
  • peace officer
  • physician
  • psychologist
  • school employee
  • state or county employee

Per Oregon Revised Statutes, all Juvenile Department staff are mandatory reporters and are required by law to report to DHS any incident of child abuse and/or neglect that comes to their attention.

Find out more at Department of Human Services.