Reporting Abuse/Neglect

When Should a Report Be Made?
Protecting children is a priority. If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, you should file a report with the Department of Social Services (DSS). Emergency situations should be directed to 911. Information can be given anonymously.

How to Report
Call the Johnston County DSS at 919-989-5300 Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. After hours, on weekends and holidays, please call 911 or 919-989-5000.

NOTICE: Do not send child abuse or neglect referrals through email or this website. Please call 919-989-5300 during normal hours or 911 (after hours). Thank you!


Report Child Abuse/Neglect

Monday through Friday 8 am through 5 pm (919) 989-5300
After hours, weekends and holidays, please call 911 or (919) 989-5000

Report Adult Abuse/Neglect

Monday through Friday 8 am through 5 pm (919) 989-5300
After hours, weekends and holidays, please call 911 or (919) 989-5000

Domestic ViolenceCall 911 or (919) 989-5000
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Medicaid(919) 989-5300
Temporary Assistance Needy Families (TANF)(919) 989-5300
Child Care(919) 989-5300
Child Protection(919) 989-5300
Adult Protection(919) 989-5300
Foster Parenting(919) 989-5300
Transportation(919) 989-5300