- Associated Press - Thursday, December 31, 2015

DENVER (AP) - State officials are urging members of the public to phone the Colorado child abuse hotline when they suspect a child is being abused or neglected.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/1SnzegV ) that the state hotline received 205,000 calls in its first year of operation, but nearly 80 percent of calls were from people required by law to report suspected abuse or neglect.

State officials are reminding the public that the identities of those who call the hotline will be kept confidential as well as the family they are calling about.

More than 88,000 calls made to 1-844-CO-4-KIDS this year resulted in further investigation.

The hotline was intended to make it easier to track reports of abuse and neglect.



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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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