Protective Services Hotline: 419-354-9669   JFS Office: 419-352-7566   Call Center: 1-844-640-OHIO

The Call Center will be closed on Thursday, September 28, 2017 for case processing.


How to Report Child Abuse/Neglect

Children’s Services can be contacted by calling the child abuse hotline at 419-354-9669 or 1-866-860-4136.

A report may be made in person by coming to the agency located at 1928 E. Gypsy Lane Rd. Bowling Green, Ohio or by calling the hotline number. Do not email reports of abuse or neglect.

The agency is open 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

After hours and weekends, emergency child abuse/neglect reports may be made by contacting the CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE (419-354-9669) or by calling the Wood County Sheriff’s Office at 419-354-9001 and asking that the on-call Children’s Services worker be contacted.  Children’s Protective Services staff are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week to deal with emergencies.

 When making a Children’s Services report, you will be asked to provide as much information as possible about the family and their situation including the names of family members, address, phone number and any other identifying information.

The reporter’s name is always kept confidential.  The only time a reporter’s information is released is if a Judge orders that the name be released for court proceedings.