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.
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, February 28,
Colorado Counties Inc.
800 Grant St, Denver, CO 80203
Friday, March 28,
Daniels Fund, 101 Monroe St, Denver, CO 80206
Friday, April 25, Location: Adams County Government Center, 4430 S. Adams County Pkwy, Brighton, 80601
Friday, May 23, Location: Colorado Counties, Inc, 800 Grant Street, 5th Fl, Denver 80203,
Friday, June 27, Location: Daniels Fund, 101 Monroe St, Denver, CO 80206,
Friday, July 25, Location: Daniels Fund, 101 Monroe St, Denver, CO 80206,
Friday, August 22, Location: Denver-East DHS, 3815 Steele Street, Denver, CO, 80205 (Rooms 1031 and 1032),
Friday, September, 26 Location: Daniels Fund, 101 Monroe St, Denver, CO 80206,
Friday, October 24, Location: TBD,
Friday, November 14, * (The fourth Friday is the day after Thanksgiving.) Location: TBD, and
Friday, December 12, * (The fourth Friday is the day after Christmas.) Location: TBD
Visit the Child Welfare Committee and Groups menu to the left for information on other committees, subcommittees, and workgroups working together to improve services for Colorado children, youth and families. Meetings are open to all community partners. If you have any questions regarding this committee or plan on attending a meeting, please contact the following staff member:
Project Coordinator | Office of Children, Youth, and Families
O: 303-866-2304 | firstname.lastname@example.org