Report Child Abuse in Vermont
If you suspect a child is being abuse or neglected, call 1-800-649-5285 to report it, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you are a mandated reported you can learn more about your legal responsibilities at:
Report Child Abuse in New York
Reports of suspected child abuse or maltreatment should be made immediately to the New York Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment, commonly known as the Child Abuse Hotline, at 1-800-342-3720. This hotline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For more information about reporting abuse to New York visit:
Children’s Advocacy Centers
The Vermont Children’s Alliance supports Children’s Advocacy Centers in most Vermont counties. Specialized support and advocacy services are available for children and non-offending family members.
The Children’s Advocacy Center at the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations (CUSI) is a child-focused program where law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim’s advocacy experts and families work together to make thoughtful decisions about the investigation, treatment and prosecution of child abuse cases. This team approach allows for the most complete understanding of each case and an effective response for children and families.
Chittenden County Children’s Advocacy Center
Find your local Vermont Children’s Advocacy Center:
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont
Promotes and supports healthy relationships within families, schools and communities to eliminate child abuse.
Free, confidential call center that provides information about health and human services accessible across the state. Available 8am - 8pm Monday-Friday.
Vermont Department for Children and Families
Prevention and protection resources.
Child Abuse and Neglect General Information and Resources for Caregivers
Fussy Baby Network
Infant specialists available for phone support nationwide
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Sesame Street Communities
Nonprofit educational organization with resources and activities available for service providers, families and caretakers on a number of topics regarding child development and childhood experiences
Stop It Now!
Information and resources for providers and caregivers about prevention and response to sexual abuse and childhood sexual development.
The Period of Purple Crying
Information for parents and providers about increased crying between the ages of 2 weeks and 4 months of age, including strategies for parents to safely cope with the child’s crying.