Report Suspicions of Child Abuse
The law requires any person who believes that a child, or person 65 years or older, or an adult with disabilities is being abused, neglected, or exploited to report the circumstances to DFPS. A person making a report is immune from civil or criminal liability provided they make the report in good faith. The name of the person making the report is kept confidential. Any person who suspects that a child is being abused and does not report it can be held liable for a misdemeanor or state jail felony.
If you believe a child has been abused, molested, neglected or otherwise maltreated, please report it today. For more information on reporting child abuse:
Call the Texas Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 800-252-5400 or visit Child Protective Services at http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/contact_us/report_abuse.asp.
How Are Clients Referred to The CAC?
Every case of alleged child sexual abuse in Harris county will be referred to The Children's Assessment Center by the reporting agency such as the Texas Abuse and Neglect Hotline listed above.
Please contact the police or CPS to make a report of suspected abuse.
If someone you know has been a victim of child sexual abuse and you would like to speak to someone regarding community resources and services provided by The CAC, please contact Alexis Tate at 713-986-3514.