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Cook Children's service region includes Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties.

Confirmed rates by county

Confirmed allegations by type and county

While child abuse and neglect continues to be a problem for many Texas families, there are families who find the help they need.

  • Families served in child abuse/neglect prevention programs: 10,356
  • Families completing services: 18,102
  • Children completing services: 47,798

Source: DFPS Data Book, 2019

To report suspicion of abuse or neglect

If the child is in immediate danger, call 911. If you need to report a suspicion of abuse or neglect, call 1-800-252-5400 or for non-urgent reports go to

Texas law requires that any person suspecting that a child has been abused or neglected must immediately make a report.