News : Colorado Launches Statewide Child Abuse Hotline
Lamar, CO, Jan 1, 2015 -- Colorado is launching a statewide hotline to facilitate reporting of suspected cases of child abuse and neglect.
The hotline will operate in Lamar with 12 staff and is launching Thursday. State officials say the Lamar center will be a hub for Colorado's first child-abuse hotline of its kind. It's part of Gov. John Hickenlooper's Child Welfare Plan.
The Lamar center will direct callers to the appropriate county to handle their report. The hotline will also assist the deaf and callers who don't speak English or Spanish.
Callers to the hotline will be assisted 24 hours a day every day of the year.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Friday, January 2, 2015