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Monday, December 22, 2014
Family Services

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.


Mission Statement
Protecting children from abuse and neglect by partnering with our community to build safe, nurturing and stable families, to support family preservation when possible, to provide permanent families for those children who cannot safely return home and to ensure the well-being of children in our care.


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.

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Family Services Citizen Advisory Committee
Family Services Citizen Advisory CommitteeMore Information
Report Child Abuse
The Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline takes reports for physical, emotional and sexual abuse as well as neglect.More Information
New Online Child Caregiver Training Program Just a Click Away
The Clark County Department of Family Services and the state Division of Child and Family Services have launched a brand new online training program for caregivers.More Information
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Foster Friends is a new program that hopes to encourage citizens to become involved in the foster care process to help children in Clark County. Through the program, officials hope to engage various segments of the community in the campaign to improve the lives of County kids.
Service Spotlight
Report Child Abuse
How to Report Child Abuse and Neglect. Read More