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Program: Children and Family Services


Resource Number: 3898173
Alternate name: Child Protective Services

Spanish name: Departamento de Ninos y Familia

Provides a 24/7 to report suspected child abuse and responds to reports of suspected child abuse. Provides safety and protection for children who are at risk of, or are being abused, neglected or exploited.

Child abuse is defined by California law as:
  • Non-accidental physical injury of a child
  • Sexual abuse or exploitation of a child
  • Willful cruelty or unjustifiable punishment of a child 
  • Neglect of a child, including failure to provide adequate food, clothing, shelter, medical care or supervision.

Program Phones:
Child Abuse Hotline
Alternate 24/7 Abuse Reporting Hotline
Children and Family Services

Website: www.ventura.org/human-services-agency/child-protective-services/
Email: HSA-CFS-SCAR@ventura.org

Location information
Ventura Children & Family Services Center  
Location: 4651 Telephone Road, Suite 300
Ventura, CA 93003
Program Hours:
24/7 services
Bus Service: Telephone and Market; Market and Donlon
Disabilities Access: Fully accessible to individuals using mobility aids
Mailing Address: 4651 Telephone Road, Suite 300, Ventura, CA 93003

Program Delivery
Eligibility: Report must be related to suspected abuse, neglect, or exploit of a child (under 18 years old)
Languages: Interpreter services available, Spanish, English
Application Process: Call the 24/7 Abuse Reporting Hotline to report suspected child abuse and/or neglect, or fill out online reporting form and submit via fax or email.
Program Fees: No fee
Documents Required: None
Defined coverage area:
CA-Ventura County

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