The Clark County Department of Family Services (DFS) is the local child welfare agency that works to protect children from abuse and neglect. We do this by partnering with our community to build safe, nurturing and stable families, support family preservation when possible, and provide permanent families for those children who cannot safely return home and to ensure the well-being of children in our care.

Out of an abundance of caution County facilities will be closed to the public effective Wednesday, March 18 until further notice. All trainings and foster care informational sessions are cancelled until further notice.  This includes our annual Spring Celebration. 

Our team along with Clark County Management are continuing to monitor and address concerns around the coronavirus situation in coordination with state, local, and federal health officials. We will continue to work with the community to provide essential family services while taking appropriate precautionary measures to protect families and staff. Families that require support or additional resources are instructed to contact their social workers. To keep up with updates as they become available visit:

Report Suspected Child Abuse and/or Neglect
The Clark County Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline is available 24 hours a day,
7 days a week at (702) 399-0081. To make an online report, Click here. 

  • If you have an emergency please call 911.

To Learn More About

 Becoming a Foster Parent


 Families First Prevention Services Act

Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) Nevada

QPI is a strategy of the Youth Law Center. It is an approach to strengthen foster care by refocusing on excellent parenting for all children in the child welfare system.

Payment Schedules

  • Click here for the 2020 Foster and Adoption Subsidies Payment Schedule.
  • Click here for the 2020 Voluntary Jurisdiction Subsidy Payment Schedule.

DFS News!


The primary purpose of the DFS Facebook page is  for outreach, recruitment, and retention of prospective and current caregivers. The comment section of the DFS Facebook is a not a public forum.  All comments will be monitored.  For further information, the Department Facebook Statement is available at the following link: Click here

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    IV-E Waiver
    The Clark County Department of Family Services is participating in a Title IV-E Federal Waiver which has allowed us to provide our DFS families with services that were not previously available to them. More Information
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