CPS Agencies Respond to Reports of Abuse or Neglect of Children Under the Age of Eighteen
CPS agencies respond to reports of abuse or neglect of children
under the age of eighteen. Abuse or neglect complaints are defined in statute,
and include mental injury, physical injury, sexual abuse and exploitation,
negligent treatment or maltreatment, and excessive corporal punishment.
Referrals are also made to community-based services to assist families to
prevent their entry into the child welfare system. Clark County Department of
Family Services receives fifty percent of the referrals to CPS agencies,
thirty-two percent are received by Washoe County Department of Social Services
and the balance are received by DCFS agencies.