Reporting Child Abuse in Texas

Texas law says anyone who thinks a child, or person 65 years or older, or an adult with disabilities is being abused, neglected, or exploited must report it to DFPS. A person who reports abuse in good faith is immune from civil or criminal liability. DFPS keeps the name of the person making the report confidential. Anyone who does not report suspected abuse can be held liable for a misdemeanor or felony. Time frames for investigating reports are based on the severity of the allegations. Reporting suspected abuse makes it possible for a family to get help. 

Report by phone: 1-800-252-5400

Or online @Texas Abuse Hotline

Children’s Advocacy Centers™ of Texas

Children’s Advocacy Centers™ of Texas, Inc. (CACTX) is the statewide membership association representing all local children’s advocacy centers in the Lone Star state. Founded in 1994 with a membership of 13 local centers, today the CACTX membership roster includes 68 developing and established centers in large urban cities as well as in small rural communities. its root causes.
Austin, Texas
(512) 258-9920| View more

Texas Council On Family Violence

The Texas Council on Family Violence serves three main functions: to provide support to service providers, to advocate on behalf of domestic violence victims to the state government and to develop and implement prevention programs focused at ending domestic violence at its root causes.
Austin, Texas
512-794-1133 | View more