Colorado child-protection system reforms promised

Key reforms for Colorado’s child protection system should include better training for “front-line” workers who screen abuse calls, a statewide hotline and data collection that would reveal the workloads and turnover rates of caseworkers, state officials said Tuesday.
Colorado must do a better job tracking data, such as caseworker turnover, that could lead to improved protection of abused and neglected children, said Reggie Bicha, executive director of the Colorado Department of Human Services.
Bicha spoke to dozens of lawmakers, county commissioners, county human services directors and child advocates at a legislative luncheon on child welfare.
A coalition of state lawmakers has vowed to focus this session, which began last week, on finding solutions for the state’s troubled child protection system.
The number of children who are abused and neglected in Colorado each year has hardly budged since 2005, according to data presented by David Sanders, executive vice president of Casey Family Programs.

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