Prevent Child Abuse Indiana is dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect. In doing so, we make Indiana a safer, better place for our children.

We don’t work alone, either. Prevent Child Abuse Indiana is a division of The Villages, and a chartered state chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America. We are further supported by an experienced, professional staff and the support of a statewide network of Local Child Abuse Prevention Councils.

Together, we’re proving that prevention is possible; that people and behavior can change; and that the cycle of abuse can be broken. We hope you’ll support our work, and help us prevent child abuse in Indiana before it starts.

To view our most recent Annual Report please click here.

Primary Prevention
Learn what we mean by “primary prevention,” and why we believe it’s the most effective way to protect our children.
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The People Behind Prevention
Learn more about our team, and how to find a Local Council working within your community to promote prevention.
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How to Report Child Abuse & Neglect

Prevent Child Abuse Indiana does not take abuse or neglect reports. Please contact the Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-800-5556 to report suspected child abuse or neglect.

Concerns or complaints pertaining to DCS should be directed to:

DCS Ombudsman Information Line

877-682-0101 – Toll Free
317-232-3154 – Fax

They have “…the authority to receive, investigate and attempt to resolve complaints concerning the actions of the Department of Child Services (DCS) and to make recommendations to improve the child welfare system.  The Bureau operates independently of DCS and is housed in the Department of Administration.”

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Pinwheels for Prevention

During Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, our Pinwheels for Prevention program helps to raise awareness across our community.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions about child abuse, primary prevention, or you’d like to learn more about us, visit our FAQ page.

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We want to hear from you. If you’d like to learn more, connect with our resources, or just ask us a question, we hope you’ll reach out.

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