How to Report Abuse & Neglect 1

Reports can be made in person at Muskingum County Children Services during office hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. You may also report abuse/neglect to the agency by calling 740.455.6710. After hours (including holidays and weekends) calls will be answered by Avondale Youth Center Staff. The After Hours Duty caseworker will return your call as soon as possible. In the event of an emergency when agency phones are not working, please call the Muskingum County Sheriff's office at 740.452.3637.

Information that is beneficial when making a report (if known):

  • The names of all individuals in the home
  • Ages and/or dates of birth of individuals involved
  • Addresses and phone numbers of the family being reported
  • Current issues/reasons for calling
  • Current physical location of the individuals involved
  • Hazards/dangers from persons or in the home, if known
  • Any other known pertinent information

ALL REPORTS MUST BE MADE BY CONTACTING CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTLY by phone at 740.455.6710, in person or mail at 205 N 7th Street, Zanesville, Ohio.


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