For children who have been abused, perhaps nothing is more important than a swift, comprehensive and expert response - a response that ensures safety, addresses physical injuries and emotional trauma, and one that can bring justice.
Recognize Child Abuse
Are you unsure if a child you know may be suffering abuse? Learn how to recognize the signs of child abuse here.
Report Child Abuse
What to do if you believe a child is in danger?
In an emergency situation, please call 911.
Non-emergencies: If you live in New York please call the New York State Child Abuse Hotline at 800.342.3720.
Outside of New York City and State, please call our Crime Victims Hotline at 866.689.HELP (4357).
You may also visit the Child Welfare Information Gateway for a list of child abuse reporting numbers for your specific state.
Child Advocacy Centers: Helping Abused Children
Safe Horizon’s Child Advocacy Centers are child-friendly, safe spaces designed to provide child victims and their family members with comprehensive and coordinated investigation, counseling, and treatment services. At each Child Advocacy Center, Safe Horizon works in partnership with a team of experts from the New York City Police Department, the Administration for Children’s Services, the District Attorney’s Office, Corporation Counsel, and medical providers to provide these critical services in more than 4,000 cases each year.
Learn more about Safe Horizon’s Child Advocacy Centers.
See a list of our locations here.