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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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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Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI)
The Clark County Department of Family Services and the state Division of Child and Family Services have launched the Just in Time Training as part of the Quality Parenting Initiative for caregivers.More Information
Family Services Citizen Advisory Committee
Family Services Citizen Advisory Committee is now accepting applications to fill vacancies.More Information
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The ABC&Ds of water safety are important for a safe summer. Adult Supervision, Barriers, Classes & Devices. Clark County Parks & Recreation offers classes at various facilities where the entire family can be safe, learn and have fun.
Service Spotlight
Report Child Abuse
How to Report Child Abuse and Neglect. Read More