- Human Services
Child Protection: 303-271-HELP (4357)
Everyone plays a role in preventing child abuse and neglect. Caseworkers and social workers are helping strengthen families and protect children, but they need your help. To end child abuse and neglect, all Coloradans need to educate themselves and be willing to get involved to help a parent or a child.
To make a report please call the Jefferson County Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 303-271-HELP (4357) or the statewide Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-844-CO-4-KIDS.
Adult Protection Hotline: 303-271-4673
Adult Protection provides assistance to at risk adults age 18 and older who are at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Effective July 1, 2014, Senate Bill 111 mandates that certain professionals are required by law to report abuse, caretaker neglect and exploitation of at-risk elders directly to local law enforcement. An at-risk elder is any person age 70 and older and reports must be made to law enforcement within 24 hours. Adult protection will work with law enforcement and will continue to receive reports of self neglect for at-risk adults 18 and over.
Protective Services include, but are not limited to:
- Initiating probate proceedings as per C.R.S. 26-3.1-101 (6)
- Providing casework, arranging and coordinating services
- Providing information and referrals to community resources, including public assistance benefits
- Receiving and investigating reports of abuse, neglect, or exploitation
Visit the Colorado Department of Human Services' Adult Protective Services website for more information.
Beginning June 1, 2020, Program Integrity will no longer take walk-in fraud complaints. To report welfare fraud call 303.271.4520, email [email protected], or complete and submit our Welfare Fraud Complaint Form.
Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 1-844-493-TALK (8255)
Help us spread the word about the state’s first ever statewide mental health crisis hotline, 1-844-493-TALK (8255). Research shows that individuals experiencing a mental health crisis who know how to access supportive services get more effective help sooner than those who struggle to find the help they need. The line is staffed with trained professionals and peer counselors 24/7, providing counseling and referral sources to Coloradans experiencing a mental health crisis.
For more information, see the Colorado Department of Human Services' Mental Health Crisis Hotline web page.
Child Abuse & Neglect - Some professionals are required by law to report suspected child abuse and neglect. Find out if you are a mandatory reporter and what to do when faced with suspected child abuse or neglect. Access the Colorado Online Mandatory Reporter Training.
Older Adult Abuse or Abuse of Those with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD) - Certain professionals are required by law to report physical abuse, sexual abuse, caretaker neglect, and exploitation of at-risk elders and at-risk adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Find out if you are a mandatory reporter. An interactive online training module for mandatory reporters is now available.