Recognizing
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Recognizing & Reporting Abuse


Norfolk Advocates for Children is a collaboration of public and private agencies that provides services to children and families who have experienced physical, sexual or domestic abuse. The NAC, administered by the office of Norfolk County District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey, provides direct care to children and families using a multi-disciplinary, coordinated, child friendly and culturally sensitive approach. Norfolk Advocates for Children also develops resources for the community by offering education, training, outreach, networking and advocacy in the area of child abuse prevention and intervention. MANDATED REPORTERS

FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC

If you suspect that a child has been a victim of abuse or neglect, you can make a report to the Department of Children & Families (DCF) in Massachusetts, or call your local police department. DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES


Abuse Hotline Numbers


CHILD AT RISK HOTLINE 1-800-792-5200  
LOCAL DCF OFFICES    
Arlington Area Office 781-641-8500 (Covers Canton, Dedham, Foxboro, Medfield, Millis, Norfolk, Needham,
Norwood, Plainville, Sharon, Walpole, Wellesley, Westwood, Wrentham)
Brockton Area Office 508-894-3700 (Covers Avon, Holbrook, Stoughton)
Coastal Area Office 781-682-0800 (Covers Braintree, Cohasset, Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Weymouth)
Dimock Area Office 617-989-2800 (Covers Brookline)
Framingham Area Office 508-424-0100 (Covers Dover)
South Central Area Office 508-234-1000 (Covers Franklin, Medway)

Important Links

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

MANDATED REPORTERS INFORMATION

MASSACHUSETTS CHILDREN'S ALLIANCE (MACA)

The Children's Advocacy Center of Norfolk County continues to be involved with the Massachusetts Children's
Alliance (MACA), the statewide organization of CAC's and an approved chapter of the National Children's Alliance (NAC). www.machildrensalliance.org