11,000 abused children ID'd through hotline

Posted at 12:11 PM, Apr 01, 2016

More than 11,000 abused and neglected children have been found in Colorado after calls to the state's child abused hotline.

The hotline, launched by Colorado Human Services about a year ago, has fielded more than 200,000 calls.

The hotline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Callers can remain anonymous.  

The state encourages people to call even if they aren't sure if they're witnessing abuse.  A team of experts can determine how to respond.  That could mean referring a family to resources, or investigating if a child is being abused or neglected.  

The number to call is 1-844-CO-4-KIDS. (1-844-264-5437)

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.


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