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Colfax Department of Children, Youth and Families

Child Protective Services

418 S Main St, Suite 2, Colfax, WA, 99111

Distance: 1673 Miles

(509) 397-5040

Website

http://www.dshs.wa.gov/ca/child-safety-and-protection/what-happens-once-abuse-neglect-reported

Contact Hours: M-F, 8am-5pm.

Service Details

Service Description

Provides child protective services, including intake, screening and investigative services in response to reports of suspected child abuse and neglect.
CPS social workers investigate appropriate referrals to assess the safety and protection needs of children and, when necessary, intervenes by providing services designed to increase safety and protect children from further harm.
In order to remain involved with families for more than 90 days, CPS must obtain either a court order or a voluntary service agreement with families at risk.
CPS may include in-home protective services to keep a child safely in the family home or temporary out-of-home care during assessment or reunification efforts.


Callers reporting suspected child abuse will be asked during the call:
- The name, address and age of the child.
- The name and address of the child's parent, guardian or other persons having custody of the child.
- The nature and extent of the abuse or neglect.
- Any evidence of previous incidences.
- Any other information which may be helpful in establishing the cause of the child's abuse or neglect and the identity of the perpetrator.


(1-866-END-HARM is a toll-free telephone-based clearinghouse provided by Washington state to connect callers to appropriate abuse reporting lines; interpreters available in common non-English languages, including Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.)


Features

  • Days of the Week
    • Friday 
    • Monday 
    • Thursday 
    • Tuesday 
    • Wednesday 
  • Languages other than English
    • Interpreter services 

Eligibility

Families with children, ages 17 and younger.


Application Instructions

Call.
Intake line will accept collect calls.


Fees

None.


Business Hours

M-F, 8am-5pm.


Area Served

Whitman County.


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Emergency (800) 562-5624 24 hours daily
Main (509) 397-5040
Toll Free (800) 642-5179

Last Update

1/3/2019

Other Locations

This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

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