Resources For Survivors

Report Child Sexual Abuse

If you suspect child abuse or neglect, call:

855-OH-CHILD (855-642-4453)

Law Enforcement Contact Information

Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office

740-452-3637


Zanesville Police Department

740-455-0601


Muskingum County Children’s Services

740-455-6710

Helpful Information to
Provide When Making a Report

Please note: not all of this information is required to make a report. If you are not sure you have enough information to report, always err on the safety of the child. Child Services screens all reports to determine if there is enough information to investigate.

  1. The name and address of the child you suspect is being abused or neglected;
  2. The age of the child;
  3. The name and address of the parents or caretakers;
  4. The name of the person you suspect is abusing or neglecting the child and the address if available;
  5. The reason you suspect the child is being abuse and neglected;
  6. Any other information which may be helpful to the investigation; and
  7. You have the option of giving your name or reporting anonymously. Giving your name can help the investigator clarify information. The agency will not give your name to the person suspected of abusing the child.


*Information provided by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Learn more at https://jfs.ohio.gov/ocf/reportchildabuseandneglect.stm