Children's Services

Child Protective Services

 The goal of Dickenson County Child Protective Services (CPS) is to identify, assess and provide services to children and families in an effort to protect children, preserve families, whenever possible, and prevent further maltreatment. CPS is non-punitive in its approach and is directed toward enabling families to provide adequate care for their children.  CPS is responsible for receiving reports of abuse and neglect; conducting investigations to determine the validity of the reports; and providing services that enhance child safety and prevent further abuse and neglect to families and children. CPS also develops statewide public awareness and education programs and administrates state and federal grants to prevent abuse and neglect. 

CPS Prevention Services

Child Protective Services at the Dickenson County Department of Social Services collaborates with existing networks of public and private non-profit child abuse and neglect prevention programs to provide child abuse and neglect prevention services to families throughout Dickenson County.