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Child Protective Services

Program Information

​Child Protective Services (CPS) are provided through Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) to identify, treat and prevent child abuse and neglect. The two purposes of CPS intervention are to protect the safety of children and to provide services to help families with any difficulties that cause the safety of their children to be at risk. Services are provided either through community resources or through DHS. While every attempt is made to preserve the family, if a child's safety cannot be controlled, then court intervention, including removal of the child, may be necessary.

If you believe a child is being abused or neglected, you have a legal responsibility to report it. Reports can be made at any time to the DHS Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-522-3511. The hotline is available 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.

Out of State CA/N Records Requests
CANIS for Private Adoptions (Child Abuse and Neglect Information System Search)

Debi Knecht
Programs Manager

Phone:  (405) 522-1487
Fax:       (405) 521-4373

Mailing Address:
Child Welfare Services
Child Protective Services
PO Box 25352
Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0352



Report Abuse and Neglect

If you believe a child is being abused or neglected, you have a legal responsibility to report it. Reports can be made at any time to the OKDHS Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-522-3511. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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