: DO NOT use e-mail to report child abuse or neglect. It causes delays and confidentiality may not be ensured. Whenever you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, or at risk, please call the Illinois Child Abuse Hotline at
In non-emergency situations, you may report suspected child abuse or neglect using the new Online Reporting System
For deaf and speech-impaired communication over the telephone, dial
Illinois Relay at 711.
DCFS Info and Assistance (Advocacy Office) or
Office of Employee Services' Recruitment and Selection Unit
Office of Child and Family Policy
|Advocacy Office for Children and Families||
|Child Abuse Hotline||
|Day Care Information||877-746-0829|
|OIG Foster Parent Hotline||
|Report missing, abducted or runaway DCFS youth in care||
|Director's Office - Springfield||406 East Monroe St.||
|Office of Communications - Chicago||100 West Randolph St.||
|Office of Inspector General - Chicago||2240 West Ogden Ave.||
|Director's Office - Chicago||100 West Randolph St.||
|Advocacy Office for Children and Families||406 East Monroe St.||
Parent or Putative Father Contacts
|If you want to know if your child is under the care of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, call: |
Outside of Illinois|
or write to the:
Advocacy Office for Children and Families
406 East Monroe Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701
If you know the child's name and birthdate or age and can verify your relationship, the DCFS Advocacy Office for Children and Families can determine if your child is in the care of our Department.
They can also direct you to the Circuit Court involved with your child's case. The Clerk of the Circuit Court can provide other important information, such as the child's case number and the next scheduled court date.
Region and Field Offices
Click on the map to get the nearest offices.