If you or someone you know has a concern regarding the safety, protection, or exploitation of an adult residing in Teller County, please call the Teller County Child/Adult hotline at 686-5550. The hotline hours are 8:00AM-4:30PM M-F. If it is an emergency outside of these hours please dial 911 or contact your local law enforcement. Law enforcement will in turn contact our after hours worker. If you need assistance in services, please call 687-3335 during business hours M-F 8:00AM-4:30PM.
Child Protection - Intake
If you or someone you know has a concern regarding the safety or protection of a child residing within Teller County, please call the Teller County Child/Adult hotline at 686-5550. The hotline hours are 8:00AM-4:30PM M-F. If it is an emergency outside of these hours please dial 911 or contact your local law enforcement. Law enforcement will in turn contact our after hours worker. If you are unsure of the issues regarding the child, please give as much information as possible and we will make the decision.
Everyone in the community plays a role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Colorado has one toll-free phone number to report child abuse and neglect 24/7, 365 days a year. Please call the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437) to report concerns about a child’s safety and well-being. All calls are confidential and will be routed to the county where a child resides. If it is an emergency or you are witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation, call 911 immediately.
Child Welfare Services are programs and service interventions that strengthen the ability of families to protect and care for their own children, minimize further harm to maltreated children and youth, and ensure permanency for children who cannot return home. The goal is to protect children from harm, to stabilize the family situation, and to strengthen the parents/guardians ability to safely care for their children. Interventions are guided by respect for the family's integrity, knowledge of the legal base for action, and sound social work practice.
Youth In Conflict
Youth in Conflict services are designed to reduce or eliminate serious conflicts between youth and their family members or the community when those conflicts affect the youth’s well- being, the normal functioning of the family or the well being of the community.
To be eligible for services, the department must perform a needs assessment to determine that the youth meet State required criteria in that:
a) Child/Youth who is beyond the control of their parents or guardians.
b) Child/Youth whose behavior is such that there is a likelihood they may cause harm to themselves or to others or who have committed acts that could cause them to be
adjudicated a delinquent child by the court.