Who We Are
Prevent Child Abuse Indiana is dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect, and is committed to making Indiana a better, safer place for Indiana’s most precious resources – our children. With strong support of volunteers throughout the state, we work together to:
• Increase awareness of the problem and inform communities about solutions.
• Serve as a valuable resource for families, individuals and organizations.
• Advocate for expanded and improved programs and policies to prevent child abuse.
• Foster a statewide network committed to child abuse prevention.
We do not take abuse/neglect report calls! Please report all suspected child abuse or neglect to Indiana Department of Child Services by calling 1-800-800-5556. They operate this 24-hour, 7-day a week hotline. There is also a local number for every county listed at the Indiana Department of Child Services website: http://www.in.gov/dcs/2372.htm
As a Division of The Villages, Prevent Child Abuse Indiana serves as a catalyst for preventing child abuse in all its forms and thereby enhancing the quality of life for children and families in Indiana.
The Vision of Prevent Child Abuse Indiana is to live in a state where children flourish, free from abuse and neglect. Therefore, child abuse and neglect should be prevented before the pain has been inflicted.
The Mission of Prevent Child Abuse Indiana is to be the voice in Indiana for preventing child abuse in all its forms.
Prevent Child Abuse Indiana works with community, state and national groups to expand and disseminate information about child abuse prevention. Further, Prevent Child Abuse Indiana translates that information into action through the development of sound child- and family-oriented policies, community-based prevention activities, public awareness and educational initiatives.
Prevent Child Abuse Indiana is supported by an experienced, professional staff and includes a statewide network of affiliated and chartered Prevention Councils.
Prevent Child Abuse Indiana is a division of The Villages and a chartered state chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, and has adopted the Position Statement and Resolutions developed by Prevent Child Abuse America.