Did you know ... ?

More than 600,000 children are abused in the U.S each year.

An estimated 600,000 children (unique incidents) were victims of abuse and neglect in 2021, the most recent year for which there is national data.

Nationally, neglect is the most common form of abuse.

Three-fourths (76%) of victims are neglected, 16% are physically abused, and 10% are sexually abused, and 0.2% are sex trafficked.
Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services
Report Child Abuse and Neglect Online
You may use this site to report suspected child abuse/neglect, juvenile human trafficking (sex or labor trafficking), and child fatalities of children residing in Mississippi.
Reports involving vulnerable adults 18 or over who are NOT in the custody of MDCPS should be reported to MDHS Adult Protective Services at (844)437-6282 or by clicking here.

You can call our toll-free number below, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If there is an immediate danger, please call 9-1-1.

Report Child Abuse:    (800) 222-8000

To submit a report online, click the button below. You will receive a unique confirmation code. Thank you for helping make a safer Mississippi.