Resources & Information

According to the AZ Department of Child Safety web site, "Arizona law requires certain persons who suspect that a child has received non-accidental injury or has been neglected to report their concerns to the Department of Child Safety (DCS) or local law enforcement (A.R.S. § 13-3620A). You may be a child's only advocate at the time you report the possibility of abuse or neglect.

Children often tell a person with whom they feel safe about abuse or neglect. If a child tells you of such experiences, act to protect that child by calling the toll free Arizona Child Abuse Hotline at 1-888-SOS-CHILD (1-888-767-2445)."

Who has an obligation to report?

  • Any physician, physician's assistant, optometrist, dentist, osteopath, chiropractor, podiatrist, behavioral health professional, nurse, psychologist, counselor or social worker who develops the reasonable belief in the course of treating a patient.
  • Any peace officer, member of the clergy, priest or Christian Science practitioner
  • The parent, stepparent or guardian of the minor
  • School personnel or domestic violence victim advocates who develop the reasonable belief in the course of their employment
  • Any other person who has the responsibility for the care of treatment of the minor.

Video Training Materials

Other Resources:

Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network (AATN)

Department of Homeland Security "Blue Campaign"

End Sex Trafficking

National Human Trafficking Hotline
1-888-373-7888 or text "HELP" or "INFO" to 233733

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)

National Criminal Justice Training Center

Office on Trafficking in Persons

Resource Guide - Cochise County

SAATURN Resource Guide - Pima County

Resource Guide - Santa Cruz County

Sex Trafficking Help

Shared Hope International


What You Need to Know: Sex Trafficking & Sexual Exploitation (A Training Tool for Parents of Teens)


Reports on Human Trafficking:

United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking Annual Report 2016

2016 Arizona Human Trafficking Council Report