Jefferson County child welfare believes that children thrive in their families. Through a thorough and balanced assessment, a caseworker will work alongside the family to achieve safety within the home whenever possible. If children cannot remain safely in the home the caseworker will continue to work alongside the family to identify family, friends and kin that may be able to care for the child/children.
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After county departments receive a report of concern regarding a child/youth/adult, the report is reviewed by a team. The team determines whether the report rises to the legal definition for an investigation or assessment. If the report does meet the legal definition of abuse or neglect a caseworker will be assigned to assess the concern.
Yes, per Colorado State Statute you may remain anonymous when making a report.
Yes, Jefferson County will take any report of abuse or neglect regardless of the level of identifying information. The more information you can provide the better.
You can make a report through the Jefferson County hotline. The report will be reviewed by a team to determine possible intervention or resources that can be offered to your family.
Here are some helpful links to assist in identifying a safe child care provider:
Learn about mandated reporters on the Colorado for Kids website.