Clinical Services Branch staff provide both behavioral and medical health consultation for youth in the custody of the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS), as well as administering the medically complex program.
Reviews medical documentation of youth in Out of Home Care (OOHC) or at risk of entering OOHC to determine medical needs.
Work with Join Hands Together training for foster parents seeking to become certified as medically Complex Home Placement.
Partners with the University of Louisville to implement and monitor screening and assessement program Safespace, to ensure youth in custody of DCBS receive appropriate trauma-focused mental health treatment as needed in a timely manner.
Interpersonal violence is a crime without boundaries. It affects children, adults, the elderly and people with disabilities. It affects people from all walks of life and does not discriminate against, race, religion or economic class.
According to the 2015 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, about 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 10 men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime. Additionally, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 7 children experienced child abuse and neglect in 2018. These crimes are serious and sometimes fatal for the victim, children and the community.
The Division of Protection and Permanency (DPP) encourages and supports collaborative approaches to helping all people who are or have been affected by violence. It is our hope that this website will be a valuable resource for those who are trying to break the cycle of violence. Whether you are a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence, or child abuse, a friend or family member, an advocate or an abuser, the information you need to find help is available here.
Hot Line Numbers
Child Abuse and Neglect
To report child abuse and neglect call toll-free any of the numbers listed below.
(877) 597-2331/(877) KYSAFE1
Report Online - non-emergency only
Monitored from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. Reports will not be reviewed during evenings, weekends or state holidays.
Report by Fax - non-emergency only
Call 911 in case of an emergency
National Sexual Assault Hotline
RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network)
(800) 656-HOPE (4673)
Calls are routed to local providers 24/7 or you can access RAINN services online.
(800) 799-SAFE (7233)
If you are unable to speak safely, visit the hotline online or text LOVEIS to 22522.