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.
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.
Operating Budget - Fiscal Year 2020
Federal Revenue: $59, 153,490
State GF Grant: $52,091,778
State Funds: $93.39 million
In an average month for 2021:
- 2,378 referrals are received by the Clark County Abuse & Neglect Hotline, resulting in
- 1,154 investigations being conducted by Child Protective Services
- 1,337 children came through the Reception Center at Child Haven
On any given day in Clark County:
There are approximately 2,640 children who have been taken into care and are living outside their homes.