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Gazette Premium Content Colorado makes child abuse information public

Associated Press - Published: April 18, 2014

DENVER — Colorado has created a website that provides the public with child-protection and child-abuse information for each county following a number of child deaths.

The new website is part of a series of reforms for the state's child protection system.

The Denver Post and KUSA-TV reported (http://bit.ly/Pbzbr2 ) caseworkers often made mistakes in their paperwork or when doing safety assessments and safety plans for at-risk families.

According to reports, 202 children died of abuse or neglect between 2007 and 2013 in Colorado. Among those, 75 had parents or caregivers who were known to the child welfare system before their deaths.

The state website provides information on child-abuse referrals, instances of child abuse and child fatalities, types of maltreatment and responses to allegations of abuse.

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Online:

Department of Human Services: www.cdhsdatamatters.org

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