Colorado has many doors through which reports of child abuse and neglect can be filed. Each county has its own published hotline phone number, and many have an additional number for after-hours calls. The Colorado Department of Human Services recognizes that the existence of many different phone numbers can cause confusion for reporters of abuse and neglect. With that in mind, CDHS proposes to hire a consultant to work with both the Department and county human services staff, to design an optimal hotline reporting system for the state.
CDHS has gathered information on a how a variety of state hotline systems operate and formed a Hotline Steering Committee (HSC). The HSC is comprised of community, state, and county representatives, and the first committee meeting was June 14, 2013.
The HSC also formed a public awareness campaign subcommittee to help launch the statewide reporting hotline.
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The Hotline Steering Committee will meet from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the Public Awareness Subcommittee will meet from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm on the fourth Friday of every month beginning February 28, 2014. Smaller work group meetings may be held on the second Friday of the month as needed.
Friday, March 28,
Friday, February 28,
Colorado Counties Inc.
800 Grant St, Denver, CO 80203
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