Report Child Abuse
What is child abuse?
Child abuse is the mistreatment or neglect of a child which results in non-accidental or unreasonable harm. There are many forms of child abuse including:
Behaviors which physically harm a child such as hitting, punching, burning, choking, or throwing. Also includes throwing or using objects with intent to harm.
Any forced, exploitative or coercive sexual contact with a child. This can include rape, molestation, pornography, or forced prostitution.
Failure to provide shelter, nutrition, clothing, or medical attention to a child.
Child abuse crosses all racial, religious, cultural, educational, and economic lines. While child abuse can be committed by strangers, the majority of abuse is committed by someone the victim knows and trusts.
If you suspect or have witnessed a child being abused or neglected, please call one of the following numbers:
Staunton Police Department: 540.332.3842
Waynesboro Police Department: 540.942.6676
Augusta Co. Sheriff’s Department: 540.245.5333
Shenandoah Valley Social Services: 540.245.5800, ext. 6
Report Child Abuse:
Child Protective Services (540) 245-5800 ext. 6
In-State Hotline (800) 552-7096
Out-of-State Hotline (804) 786-8536
Hearing Impaired (800) 828-1120