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Identify and Report Sexual Abuse


Identify and Reporting Sexual Abuse Today

Abuse often occurs everywhere we all need to be vigilant and aware of our surroundings. Know the signs and symptoms and report to authorities if we suspect something. SAFE encourages concerned individuals to report abuse immediately when after noticing it. We also connect those in need with sexual assault and domestic violence programs. Contact us today to learn more.


Using a Phone

How to Report Child Sexual Abuse to DCFS

  • Call the DCFS hotline at 1-800-25ABUSE (1-800-252-2873)
  • Have the Following Information, If Possible: Child's Name, Date of Birth, Address, Phone Number, Information About Siblings, Parents/Guardian's Name
  • Identify if You Are a Mandated Reporter
  • State if You Think the Situation is an Emergency
  • State Why You Have Reason to Believe the Child is Abused or Neglected (Report Factual Information and Observations)
  • Document the Name of the Hotline Worker and the Date and Time of Your Call
  • Complete the DCFS Report Form (This Form Must Be Sent to the Local DCFS Investigative Unit; Keep A Copy for Your Records)

Domestic Violence Programs

  • Christian County
    SOJOURN - (217) 726-5200
  • Clay County
    SWAN - (618) 392-3556 or (888) 715-6260
  • Clinton County
    PAVE - (800) 924-8444
  • Effingham County
    SWAN - (217) 342-4526 or -4528
  • Fayette County
    SWAN - (618) 2839179 or (800) 284-7318
  • Jasper County
    SWAN - (618) 392-3556 or (888) 715-6260
  • Marion County
    PAVE - (800) 924-8444
  • Montgomery County
    SOJOURN - (217) 726-5200
  • Shelby County
    DOVE - (217) 774-3121 or (217) 774-4888

Sexual Assault Programs

  • Christian County
    PCASA - (217) 744-2560 or 217-753-8081
  • Clay County
    S.A.F.E. - (217) 342-6623 or (800) 625-1414
  • Clinton County
    S.A.F.E. - 618-533-0475 or 800-625-1414
  • Effingham County
    S.A.F.E. - (217) 342-6623 or (800) 625-1414
  • Fayette County
    S.A.F.E. - (618) 283-1414 or (800) 625-1414
  • Jasper County
    CAISA - (888) 345-2846 or (866) 288-4888
  • Marion County
    S.A.F.E. - (618) 533-0475 or (800) 625-1414
  • Montgomery County
    PCASA - (217) 744-2560 or (217) 753-8081
  • Shelby County
    Growing Strong - (217) 428-0770