Child Welfare Services

Child Protection Team (CPT)

Provides services like Medical diagnosis and evaluation, Nursing assessment, Child and family assessments, Multidisciplinary staffing, Psychological and psychiatric evaluations, Specialized and forensic interviews Expert court testimony, Training for child protection investigators and other community providers of child welfare services, Training for emergency room staff and other medical providers in the community.

University of Florida Dept. of Pediatrics
1701 SW 16th Avenue, Bldg. A
Gainesville, FL 32608-1173

Department of Children and Families

Provides a wide range of services including Automated

Community Connection to Economic Self Sufficiency (ACCESS), Abuse hotline, Adoption, Adult Protective Services, Background Screening, Child Care, Child Welfare, Community-Based Care, Domestic Violence, Foster Care, Homelessness, Human Trafficking, Independent Living Services, Mental Health, Refugee Services, and Substance Abuse.

Local DCF office: (352) 415-6169 (for inquiries about an open DCF case/assignment of the DCF investigator)

The Florida Abuse Hotline: 1-800-962-2873 (to refer concerns of abuse/neglect to DCF)


Partnership for Strong Families

Provides adoption services, foster care supervision, family preservation services, and case management. Families must be referred by Department of Children and Families. Provides on-going case management to children involved in the child welfare system (DCF).

5905 NW 1st Pl Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32607
Phone: (352) 244-1500
Website: (staff directory on the website)