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PCAC Goals

  • Increase partnerships for providing children, families, and the community with strategies to prevent child abuse.

  • Support, strengthen, and empower parents and caregivers to create a healthy and nurturing environment for children.

  • Provide primary prevention awareness and activities for all parents because child abuse and neglect happens in all segments of our communities, including all income levels, geographic regions, ethnic and cultural backgrounds and those with special needs.

  • Motivate and enable positive changes in individual behavior.

  • Effectively involve the community in our issue for the long term.

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Reporting Suspected
Child Abuse

Child abuse and neglect rarely stop without help from outside the immediate family. Reporting abuse or neglect can protect a child and get help for a family. It may even save a child's life.

In every state, mandated reporters are required by law to identify themselves when reporting. These include health practitioners, lawyers, clergy, film processors, mental health professionals, social workers, teachers, day care workers, and law enforcement personnel. In fact, all citizens are mandated by law to report suspected child abuse and neglect. You can make a report without giving your name. If you have reason to believe a child or adolescent has been or may be harmed, you must report it.

To report child abuse in Calaveras County you may call:

  • 209-754-6452 (M-F 8:00am-5:00pm) - Calaveras Works and Human Services Agency
  • 209-754-6500 (Anytime) - Calaveras County Sheriff's Department
  • In an emergency, call 911

Reporting Child Abuse