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Report Child Abuse and Neglect -- phone #'s


Central Registry

The Central Registry for the Collection of Information Concerning the Abuse or Neglect of a Child is an official repository for substantiated reports of child abuse or neglect. “Substantiated report of abuse or neglect” means a report where credible evidence of abuse has been found in accordance with criteria established in Nevada Revised Statutes and the Nevada Administrative Code 432B. These reports are legally mandated and maintained by the Nevada Division of Child and Family Services, Central Office, 4126 Technology Way, 1st Floor, Carson City, NV 89706. Names of individuals are checked against names in the central registry to identify any substantiated perpetrators of abuse.

During the 2005 Legislative Session, Senate Bill 296 was passed to allow employers under certain conditions to request a Child Abuse and Neglect check (CANS check) on prospective employees. Employer information is limited to provision of the substantiated status of a report and is released only by the Nevada Division of Child and Family Services (NRS 432.100). Information may be released to an employer under the following circumstances (NRS 432.100 (3)):


“If the person who is the subject of a background investigation by the employer provides written authorization for the release of the information; and






The employer is required by law to conduct the background investigation of the person for employment purposes; or



The person who is the subject of the background investigation could, in the course of his employment, have regular and substantial contact with children or regular and substantial contact with elderly persons who require assistance or care from other persons, but only to the extent necessary to inform the employer whether the person who is the subject of the background investigation has been found to have abused or neglected a child.”

The completion of a request form and Authorization to Release Information must be submitted to:


Nevada Division of Child and Family Services
Attn: Child Abuse and Neglect Records Check
4126 Technology Way, 1st Floor
Carson City, NV 89706

For additional information please contact:

Bruce Cole
Administrative Assistant III
Nevada Division of Child and Family Services
775-684-7941 (p)
775-684-4456 (f)

Application Forms:

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Nevada Division of Child & Family Services
4126 Technology Way, 3rd Floor
Carson City, NV 89706 
Phone: (775) 684-4400            Fax:  (775) 684-4455

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