The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Child Welfare Information Gateway Web site contains a listing of toll-free numbers for specific agencies designated to receive and investigate reports of suspected child abuse and neglect in each state. To identify the appropriate agency to contact in a specific state, see the Child Abuse Reporting Numbers page.
Protective Factors Approaches in Child Welfare
Child Welfare Information Gateway, February 2014
A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations: Adults/Adolescents
Office on Violence Against Women/National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, April 2013
Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma
Office for Victims of Crime, February 2013
Development of a Surrogate Bruising Detection System to Describe Bruising Patterns Associated with Common Childhood Falls, Final Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, November 2012
OVC Help Series for Crime Victims: Child Abuse (For Youth Ages 12 and Older)
Office for Victims of Crime, June 2012
OVC Help Series for Crime Victims: What Adults Need to Know About Child Abuse
Office for Victims of Crime, June 2012
U.S. Attorney General's Defending Childhood Initiative: Formative Evaluation of the Phase I Demonstration Program
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, November 2011
Custody Evaluations When There Are Allegations of Domestic Violence: Practices; Beliefs, and Recommendations of Professional Evaluators
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, May 2011
Toward a Better Way to Interview Child Victims of Sexual Abuse
National Institute of Justice, March 2011
Greenbook Initiative Final Evaluation Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, January 2011
Representation of Children in Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings
Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2011
Child Abuse and Neglect in the Home
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, March 2010
Moving From Evidence to Action: The Safe Start Center Series on Children Exposed to Violence
Safe Start Center, 2009-2010
The Role of First Responders in Child Maltreatment Cases: Disaster and Nondisaster Situations
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Children's Bureau, 2010
Toolkit for Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, April 2009
Administration for Children and Families - Children's Bureau
As the oldest Federal agency for children, the Children's Bureau within the Administration for Children and Families has primary responsibility for administering Federal child welfare programs. The Children's Bureau seeks to provide for the safety, permanency, and well-being of children through leadership, support for necessary services, and productive partnerships with States, Tribes, and communities.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.
The Office of Justice Programs' CrimeSolutions.gov Web site is meant to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Included on CrimeSolutions.gov is program and topical information related to child protection/health.
Federal Bureau of Investigation: Crimes Against Children (CAC) Program
The mission of the CAC program is to decrease the vulnerability of children to sexual exploitation; to develop a nationwide capacity to provide a rapid, effective, and measured investigative response to crimes against children; and to enhance the capabilities of state and local law enforcement investigators through programs, investigative assistance, and task force operations.
Federal Interagency Work Group on Child Abuse and Neglect
The Federal Interagency Work Group on Child Abuse and Neglect provides a forum for collaboration among Federal agencies with an interest in preventing child maltreatment.
Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program
Supported by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the ICAC program helps state and local law enforcement agencies develop an effective response to cyber enticement and child pornography cases. This help encompasses forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, and community education.
MedlinePlus: Child Abuse
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other government agencies and health-related organizations.
National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV)
Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the mission of NCCEV to increase the capacity of individuals and communities to reduce the incidence and impact of violence on children and families.
National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Child Abuse and Maltreatment
This compilation of child abuse and maltreatment resources from NIJ includes ongoing research and future directions, publications, funding opportunities, events, and more.
NCJRS: Children Exposed to Violence Special Feature
NCJRS's Children Exposed to Violence Special Feature contains publications and related resources which focus on children's exposure to violence and the impact such exposure may have on the children.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
OVC is committed to enhancing the Nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and to providing leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime. Visit OVC’s Child Abuse and Sexual Abuse page for access to OVC, OVC-sponsored, and other materials that focus on child victims of abuse. Additionally, this page contains links to topically relevant organizations and provides information about upcoming and past sessions from OVC’s HELP for Victim Service Providers Web Forum.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): HELP for Victim Service Providers
The OVC HELP for Victim Service Providers Web Forum is a place where victim service providers and allied professionals can connect to peers, share ideas about best practices, and help change lives. Take part in the April 10 session on Child Welfare Agencies Responding to Child Identity Theft or view the transcripts from earlier sessions.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.
Safe Start Center
Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the goals of the Safe Start Center are to:
United States Department of Justice Criminal Division: Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS)
CEOS works to protect the welfare of America's children and communities by enforcing federal criminal statutes relating to the exploitation of children and obscenity.