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Abuse and Neglect

If someone is being hurt or is in danger right now, call 911 immediately.

Abuse and neglect of vulnerable Oregonians is unfortunately more common than many people realize. DHS works hard to helpvulnerable Oregonians be healthy and safe, but the public also plays a key role. DHS depends on people to help by reporting suspected abuse or neglect promptly. These links lead to information on different kinds of abuse and neglect, and how to report it.

Child abuse and neglect

How to report:

  1. Use 911 for emergency situations.
  2. If the report isn't an emergency, follow instructions for reporting to local county authorities

    Local law enforcement and community child welfare workers respond to child abuse and neglect reports.

More child abuse and neglect information  

Adults with Disabilities

The laws governing abuse of adults with disabilities vary, depending on the type of disability. Learn about the varying types of abuse and how and when to report for:

Domestic violence and intimate partner violence