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New number for child abuse, neglect calls

The Clayton County Department of Family and Children Services has a new number for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect.

The new number is (770) 473-2135 for calls made from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m. For calls made outside of regular business hours, the number is 1(800) 715-4225.

DFCS case managers are mandated law to investigate reports in order to determine the validity of the report.

— Kathy Jefcoats