How to Report

Reports can be made in person at Muskingum County Adult and Child Protective 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 and the After Hours Duty Caseworker will be contacted. 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 Muskingum County Adult and Child Protective Services DIRECTLY:

  • By phone at 740.455.6710 or
  • In person or by mail at:
    Muskingum County Adult and Child Protective Services
    205 N 7th Street,
    PO BOX 157
    Zanesville, Ohio
    43702-0157.

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