Report your suspicions to law enforcement or to DFCS 1-855 GA CHILD (1-855-422-4453).  If reporting in good faith, you are protected from civil and criminal liability.


Even if the investigation fails to prove allegations of abuse, you have helped. Child Protective Services is now aware of the family and its potential for abuse, the parents realize that someone is paying attention to the physical and emotional condition of their child, and the child knows that someone cares.

Local Law Enforcement

Savannah Police Special Victims Unit

(912) 651-6742

Savannah Police Violent Crimes

(912) 651-6728

Chatham County Sheriff

(912) 652-7785

Bloomingdale Police

(912) 748-8302

SCCPSS Campus Police

(912) 201-5536

Garden City Police

(912) 966-7770

Pooler Police

(912) 748-7333

Port Wentworth Police

(912) 964-4360

Thunderbolt Police

(912) 354-3818

Tybee Island Police

(912) 786-5600

Georgia DFCS Child Protective Services

Child Abuse Reporting

(855) GA-CHILD (855-422-4453)

Chatham County District Attorney

Chatham County District Attorney's Office

(912) 652-7308

Superior/State Court Victim Witness Assistance

(912) 652-7329

Juvenile Court Victim Witness Assistance

(912) 350-8113

Local Medical

The Children's Hospital/MUMC Outpatient Pediatrics

(912) 350-7847

The Children's Hospital/MUMC Emergency Room

(912) 350-8113

Rape Crisis Center: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

(912) 233-RAPE (912-233-7273)

Local Children’s Shelters

Greenbriar Children's Center

(912) 234-3431

Park Place Outreach

(912) 234-4048

SAFE Shelter

(912) 629-8888

SAFE Shelter Outreach

(912) 651-0004

Other Local Services

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

(912) 447-8908

Crime Stoppers

(912) 234-2020

United Way's 211 / First Call for Help 211

(912) 651-7730

Other State Resources

Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic, Emory University School of Law

Children's Advocacy Centers of GA

Division of Family and Children Services

GA Department of Human Services

GA Commission on Family Violence

GA Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

GA Crime Victims Compensation Program

GA Department of Corrections

GA Office of the Child Advocate

Prevent Child Abuse Georgia

Together Georgia

National Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

Center for Sex Offender Management

Child Abuse Prevention Network

Child Welfare League of America

Children's Defense Fund

Crimes Against Children Research Center

Kempe Children's Center


National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse

National Center for Victims of Crime

National Center for Youth and Law

National Children's Advocacy Center

National Children's Alliance

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center

National Organization for Victim Assistance

Office for Victims of Crime, US Department of Justice

Prevent Child Abuse America