Mandatory Reporting

If someone is being hurt or is in danger right now, call 9-1-1 immediately.

In Washington County you should report abuse to the Department of Human Resources (DHS) by calling their dedicated child abuse reporting hotline at 503-681-6917.  Their main number is also available toll free at 1-800-275-8952.  Both numbers are available during business hours as well as after hours.  You may also report child abuse to a local police department, county sheriff, county juvenile department, or Oregon State Police.

Many public or private officials who have reason to believe that child abuse has occurred are required to report the suspicion of abuse.  ORS 419B.010.  For a detailed list of those identified as mandatory reporters as well as additional information about reporting child abuse, go to the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) Reporting Abuse website.