Report Abuse or Neglect

Report Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect

A detailed resource for making the call to report suspected child abuse or neglect can be found here.

1. If a child is in immediate danger, call 911.

2. Dial 1-800-552-7096 (Virginia Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline).

3. At the end of the call, they may give you a case number. Write it down so you can include it in the report to the University.

4. Report to the University and College at Wise.

          UVA - Charlottesville:

          Notify the Office of Youth Protection through JustReportIt or

          UVA - College at Wise:

          Tabitha Smith, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Report in-person, via phone at 276-870-5065, or via email


Reporting Peer-on-Peer Sexual Abuse

Peer-on-peer sexual abuse may require a report to law enforcement rather than to the Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services Hotline. If you are unsure, begin by calling the hotline at 1-800-552-7096 and they can provide further instruction or direction.