Report It



All Kentuckians are mandated reporters. If you believe a child is being abused or neglected, call the Child Protection Hotline.

1-877-KYSAFE1 or 1-877-597-2331

For contact information in other states, please visit our Report It page.

Additional Support:

Child help: National Abuse Hotline:
or 1-800-422-4453


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About Face It

The Face It® Movement, conceived and created in 2012 as a response to the public outcry against the increasing number of child abuse deaths in the Commonwealth, officially launched in April 2013 as an initiative led by Kosair Charities.

Face It directly addresses the  unacceptable incidences of child abuse and neglect in Kentucky with the promotion of best practices in child abuse prevention and intervention, engaging the community, and advocating for effective policies to improve the child welfare system.

The Face It Movement continues to grow in partnership and work. This is a long journey with many steps. There is no magic wand to end child abuse—and that is exactly why we have made such a comprehensive and long-term commitment. We can work together to ensure children are safe and protected.

Download a Face It one-pager.

Learn more about the Face It Work Teams.

Progress Reports:

2021 Highlights Report
2020 Highlights Report
2018-19 Highlights Report
2017 Annual Report
5-Year Progress Report
3-Year Progress Report


  • Mr. Randy Coe, Kosair Charities
  • Jerry Ward, Kosair Charities
  • Dr. Terry Brooks, Kentucky Youth Advocates
  • Melissa Currie, MD, Kosair Charities Division of Pediatric Forensic Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Judge Patricia FitzGerald, retired Family Court Judge
  • Mr. Gordon Brown, formerly Home of the Innocents
  • Mr. Dan Fox, formerly Family and Children’s Place and Children’s Advocate
  • Ms. Marta Miranda, formerly Center for Women and Families