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Child Protective Services

  • Monterey County Department of Social Services

Family and Children’s Services

(Child Protective Services)

1000 S. Main St., Ste. 205; Salinas, CA 93901

Tel (831) 755-4475


CHILD ABUSE REPORTING HOTLINE:       (800) 606-6618 OR (831) 755-4661

During non-business hours, dial 9-1-1 and ask to speak to the on-call social worker. Health care providers, teachers, and others are mandated to report suspected child abuse.


Program serves children who are suspected of being in danger of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Three levels of services: 30-day emergency response; intermediate voluntary services; and court-mandated services for high risk cases.

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