Child and Family Services

The purpose of the Child and Family Services program is to provide protection, support and therapeutic services to at-risk children and their families so they can have a safe and permanent home. 

Everyone in the community plays a role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect.  If you have concerns about a child's safety and well-being, you can report your concerns to Human Services or law enforcement,any time of day or night.

If it is an emergency or you are witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation, call 911 immediately.

For situations that aren't emergencies:

La Plata County Human Services main number (970) 382-6150   

La Plata County Human Services child abuse and neglect reporting number (970) 385-6438

Central Dispatch (970) 385-2900

Toll-free Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline (844) 264-5437 (844-CO-4-KIDS)

Calls reporting child abuse and neglect will be recorded for monitoring and quality assurance purposes.