DCF, Florida Abuse Hotline

Address

Confidential
Tallahassee, FL 32399

(800) 962-2873

www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/abuse-hotline/

Description:

*Centralized Florida hotline responsible for receiving reports alleging abuse, neglect, abandonment and/or exploitation of children under 18, the elderly, or disabled, institutionalized or vulnerable adults as mandated in Chapters 39 and 415 of the Florida Statutes
*Reports can be made anonymously if desired or person making report may request that their identity be kept confidential
*Call-takers assess information and take reports when warranted 24/7
*Reports transmitted to DCF staff in local counties for investigation
*Persons wanting to make a report may either call, fax, or use the website tool
*Any person who knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that a child under 18, aged person, disabled or institutionalized adult is abused, neglected, abandoned or exploited is mandated by Chapter 415 of the Florida Statutes to report such information to the Florida Abuse Hotline

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

June 13, 2022

Address Listings

Mailing

Confidential
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Physical (Primary)

Confidential
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Contacts

Phone Numbers

1. Abuse Hotline, 800-96-ABUSE

(800) 962-2873

2. TDD/TTY

(800) 955-8771

3. Fax Number

(800) 914-0004

Description

*Centralized Florida hotline responsible for receiving reports alleging abuse, neglect, abandonment and/or exploitation of children under 18, the elderly, or disabled, institutionalized or vulnerable adults as mandated in Chapters 39 and 415 of the Florida Statutes *Reports can be made anonymously if desired or person making report may request that their identity be kept confidential *Call-takers assess information and take reports when warranted 24/7 *Reports transmitted to DCF staff in local counties for investigation *Persons wanting to make a report may either call, fax, or use the website tool *Any person who knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that a child under 18, aged person, disabled or institutionalized adult is abused, neglected, abandoned or exploited is mandated by Chapter 415 of the Florida Statutes to report such information to the Florida Abuse Hotline

Hours

24/7

Required Documents

None

Eligibility

Persons with information about abuse, neglect, abandonment and/or exploitation of children, the elderly, disabled or institutionalized persons

Fees

None

Intake Procedure

Call, fax or use website to give information

Languages

All languages (language line available)

Service Area

Florida

Geography Served

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    Description

    *Centralized Florida hotline responsible for receiving reports alleging abuse, neglect, abandonment and/or exploitation of children under 18, the elderly, or disabled, institutionalized or vulnerable adults as mandated in Chapters 39 and 415 of the Florida Statutes *Reports can be made anonymously if desired or person making report may request that their identity be kept confidential *Call-takers assess information and take reports when warranted 24/7 *Reports transmitted to DCF staff in local counties for investigation *Persons wanting to make a report may either call, fax, or use the website tool *Any person who knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that a child under 18, aged person, disabled or institutionalized adult is abused, neglected, abandoned or exploited is mandated by Chapter 415 of the Florida Statutes to report such information to the Florida Abuse Hotline

    Hours

    24/7

    Required Documents

    None

    Eligibility

    Persons with information about abuse, neglect, abandonment and/or exploitation of children, the elderly, disabled or institutionalized persons

    Fees

    None

    Intake Procedure

    Call, fax or use website to give information

    Languages

    All languages (language line available)

    Service Area

    Florida

    Geography Served

      If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

    • Florida
      Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (RP-1500.1400-150) and related services within the Service Tree.

      Description

      *Centralized Florida hotline responsible for receiving reports alleging abuse, neglect, abandonment and/or exploitation of children under 18, the elderly, or disabled, institutionalized or vulnerable adults as mandated in Chapters 39 and 415 of the Florida Statutes *Reports can be made anonymously if desired or person making report may request that their identity be kept confidential *Call-takers assess information and take reports when warranted 24/7 *Reports transmitted to DCF staff in local counties for investigation *Persons wanting to make a report may either call, fax, or use the website tool *Any person who knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that a child under 18, aged person, disabled or institutionalized adult is abused, neglected, abandoned or exploited is mandated by Chapter 415 of the Florida Statutes to report such information to the Florida Abuse Hotline

      Hours

      24/7

      Required Documents

      None

      Eligibility

      Persons with information about abuse, neglect, abandonment and/or exploitation of children, the elderly, disabled or institutionalized persons

      Fees

      None

      Intake Procedure

      Call, fax or use website to give information

      Languages

      All languages (language line available)

      Service Area

      Florida

      Geography Served

        If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

      • Florida
        Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (PH-6500.1500) and related services within the Service Tree.

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