What We Do

Child Protective Services (CPS) investigates reports of child abuse and neglect to protect children from harm now and in the future. CPS works to strengthen and stabilize families so that they can safely care for their children at home. When that is not possible, CPS works with the courts and communities to find permanent homes or other places for children to live. CPS works to ensure appropriate placements for children and comprehensive services for families in an effort to stabilize and reunite families when possible. 

On September 1, 2017, the investigative function of CPS transferred to the new Investigations program, along with Special Investigations and Child Care Licensing abuse, neglect and exploitation investigations.