Report Child Abuse

Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)

To report child abuse to the Departement of Children and Family Services, please go to

Please mail Suspected Child Abuse forms reported to DCFS to:
Department of Children and Family Services
1933 S. Broadway, 5th Fl
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Local Law Enforcement Departments Serving LAUSD Schools
For a list of local Law Enforcement Departments click here

For intructions on how and where to report a suspected child abuse, please download Form SS 857 Instructions

To fillout the form for a suspected child abuse please download Form SS 8572

Please note:

  • Reporting Party: After completing Form SS 8572, retain the yellow copy for your records and submit the top three copies to the designated agency.

  • Designated Agency: Within 36 hours of receipt of Form SS 8572, send white copy to police or sheriff√≠s department, blue copy to county welfare or probation department, and green copy to district attorney√≠s office.