Resources If you suspect child abuse or neglect in someone you know, report it to the Connecticut Department of Children and Families at 800.842.2288. Connecticut law requires certain citizens to report suspected child abuse and neglect. These mandated reporters are people in professions or occupations that have contact with children or whose primary focus is children. The law requires that they report suspected child abuse or neglect. For more information, read this summary of Connecticut’s Child Abuse Reporting Laws from the Department of Children and Families. Local Resources211 Supported by the United Way, 2-1-1 is Connecticut’s free information and referral service. By dialing 2-1-1, a toll-free number throughout Connecticut, callers can reach knowledgeable, multilingual staff and get information, referrals or seek help in a crisis. Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence works to change social conditions through policy advocacy, public awareness, technical assistance and education. 24-hour domestic violence hotline 888.774.2900, TTD/TTY 860.249.5384 Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) The Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) protects children who are being abused or neglected, strengthens families through support and advocacy, and builds on existing family and community strengths to help children who are facing emotional and behavioral challenges. To report child abuse and/or neglect, call 800.842.2288. Connecticut Office of Victim Services The Connecticut Office of Victim Services is the state’s lead agency established to provide services to victims of violent crime, 800.822.8428. Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc. Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc. is a statewide coalition of individual sexual assault crisis programs that works to end sexual violence through victim assistance, community education, and public policy advocacy. All services are free and confidential. 24-hour hotline available: English 888.999.5545 / Español 888.568.8332 Interval House Interval House is dedicated to providing services to prevent and break the cycle of family and intimate partner abuse. 24-hour domestic violence hotline 860.527.0550 or 888.774.2900 National Center for Children Exposed to Violence National Center for Children Exposed to Violence at the Yale University Child Study Center increases the capacity of individuals and communities to reduce the incidence and impact of violence on children and families. Office of Governmental Accountability The Office of Governmental Accountability gives voices to crime victims throughout Connecticut, 888.771.3126. Safe Kids Connecticut Safe Kids Connecticut is a program of the Injury Prevention Center at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center dedicated to reducing preventable injuries and death among Connecticut’s children, 860.545.9988. National ResourcesAdministration for Children & Families The Administration for Children & Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. Childhelp Childhelp is dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect, and focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. 24-hour hotline 800.4.A.CHILD (800.422.4453) Child Welfare League of America The Child Welfare League of America’s focus is children and youth who may have experienced abuse, neglect, family disruption, or a range of other factors that jeopardize their safety, permanence, or well-being. Futures Without Violence Futures Without Violence works to prevent and end violence against women and children around the world. National Council on Child Abuse & Family Violence The National Council on Child Abuse & Family Violence provides prevention services by bringing together community and national stakeholders, volunteers and professionals to prevent intergenerational family violence: child abuse and neglect, spouse/partner abuse, and elder abuse and neglect. National Domestic Violence Hotline The National Domestic Violence Hotline creates access by providing 24-hour support through advocacy, safety planning, resources and hope to everyone affected by domestic violence. 800.799.SAFE (7233) or TTY 800.787.3224 Prevent Child Abuse America Prevent Child Abuse America leads the way in building awareness, providing education and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children. Wheeler Clinic is Connecticut’s local chapter. 800.CHILDREN (800.244.5373) Shaken Baby Alliance The Shaken Baby Alliance provides support for victim families and professionals, prevention of child abuse, and justice for the innocent victims of child abuse. Professional ResourcesGreater Hartford Children’s Advocacy Center at Saint Francis The Greater Hartford Children’s Advocacy Center at Saint Francis is a safe place where children who are suspected victims of sexual abuse can get the support and treatment they need at the same time evidence is gathered to bring their abusers to justice. Agency and professional inquiries regarding a referral or consultation may call 860.714.5864. American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children is the leading national organization supporting professionals who serve children and families affected by child maltreatment and violence.