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.

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. 

As Nevada moves to phase 2 of the Roadmap to Recovery plan, DFS offices will begin opening back up to the public while adhering to recommended social distancing guidelines.  For meetings that need to be held in person, they will be scheduled by appointment only and all participants will be asked to wear a face mask and confirm the following:

  • Do not have a fever of 100.3 or higher, a cough, or shortness of breath or two of the following symptoms - fever, chills, sore throat, muscle pain, headache, loss of taste or smell;
  • Have not cared for or had close contact with someone diagnosed with Covid-19 within the past 14 days;
  • Are not under orders from a medical professional or the SNHD to quarantine

We will not be able to serve the community on a walk-in basis as part of the Phase 2 plan.  If you need to contact DFS staff for any reason, please feel free to call or e-mail them and they will respond to you to address your needs. If you need to speak with someone and are unable to reach staff, please contact the DFS office through one of the numbers below and your call will be directed to someone who can assist you. 

Business Center Phone Numbers

  • Central        702-455-7200
  • Clark           702-455-1200
  • East            702-455-8806
  • North          702-455-1300
  • Pecos          702-455-5444
  • South          702-455-7900
  • Govt Center 702-455-7400

We are currently working on a plan to be able to allow in person visitation between parents and children. As we finalize our plan for how we can facilitate this while ensuring we maintain social distancing requirements and try to limit any potential exposure of COVID-19 to children, parents, and foster families, we will be reaching out to you all to provide additional information. 

DFS is now offering virtual foster care information sessions. Attending an information session is the first step to learning more about foster care and the requirements.

Families that are interested in becoming a foster home, please visit to fill out the interest form on the home page. A representative will then reach out to you directly to provide the login information. 

The June/July information schedule is as follows: 
Information Sessions 

Tuesday at 4 p.m

​Saturday at 9 a.m.

​June 9 ​June 6
​June 16​June 13
​June 23​June 20
​June 30​June 27
July 7​July 11
​July 14​July 18
​July 21​July 25
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*Please note the RSVP deadlines:
Monday, 1 pm for Tuesday Information Sessions and
Friday, 1 pm for Saturday Information Sessions 

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:

To Learn More About
 Becoming a Foster Parent
Call (702) 455-0181

Call 702-455-0800

 Families First Prevention Services Act
An Overview

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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