Division of Children & Family Services

Adult & Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline


The Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) includes child welfare, adult protective services, economic support programs and the youth rehabilitation and treatment centers. 

DCFS is organized into five Service Areas that are aligned with the Judicial Districts as set forth by the Supreme Court.

Child Welfare and Adult Protective and Safety services include prevention activities and coordination, child and adult protective services, foster care and independent living, adoption, domestic violence, safety and treatment services, and educational initiatives. View the Protection and Safety Service Areas.

Economic Support  includes Economic Assistance programs and Child Support Enforcement.  Economic Assistance programs include Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Employment First, Aid to Dependent Children, refugee resettlement, energy assistance, child care subsidy.  View the Economic Assistance Service Areas and Child Support Offices

The Office of Juvenile Services include the two Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Centers located in Kearney and Geneva.

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DHHS CEO Courtney Phillips, left, talks with Tiffany and Brandon Verzal at the Second Annual Pinwheels for Prevention Picnic.
DHHS CEO Courtney Phillips, left, talks with Tiffany and Brandon Verzal at the Second Annual Pinwheels for Prevention Picnic at the Railyard in Lincoln.
The Nebraska Children and Families Foundation and Nebraska Child Abuse Prevention Fund Board hosted this event where several hundred people learned about preventing child abuse.  Learn more!


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 Division of Children & Family Services
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5044

Adult & Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline

ACCESSNebraska: 1-800-383-4278
Child Support: 1-877-631-9973
Child Care Licensing: 1-800-600-1289
CPS/APS Registry & Expungements: 402-471-9272
Foster Care & Adoption Policy: 402-471-9272
Foster Care Licensing: 1-800-257-0176
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