Clark County Department of Family Services (DFS) is the local public agency whose role is to help keep children safe. The agency was formed in July 2002 in response to the merger of state and county child welfare services.
Partnering with our community to protect children by building safe, nurturing and stable families.
The Nature of Child Abuse and Neglect
Child abuse and neglect is a symptom of underlying conditions within a family that critically affects a child’s safety and well-being, and often is part of the context of other serious family conditions, such substance abuse, mental health concerns, domestic violence and insufficient resources.