Child Welfare Services

CWS programs include family strengthening and support, child protection, foster care, adoption, independent living and licensing of resource family homes, group homes and child-placing organizations. Services are available on Oahu, Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Molokai and Lanai, with 36 units/sub-units and a staff of over 500.

To Report~

Child Abuse or Neglect
808-832-5300 or (toll free) 1-888-380-3088

Child Trafficking
808-832-1999 or (toll free) 1-888-398-1188

Missing Children Website

A Guide to Child Welfare Services (September 2020)


Mandated Reporters

Due to the recent changes to the Hawaii Revised Statues Chapter 350 – Child Abuse and Mandated Reporting laws – the Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Maui has produced and released a film about Mandated Reporting of child abuse and neglect.  The 12-minute film explains that  individuals who work for human service agencies, schools, courts, and other organizations that work directly with children, are required by law to report abuse and neglect of a child to the appropriate authorities.  The film also outlines the process for reporting abuse or neglect of a child.  Click here to view the Youtube video that was published on Aug 30, 2014.



Family Engagement