Child and Family Services
In the undeniable circumstance of imminent danger to a child when out-of-home placement is clearly the only safe alternative, the process of removal of that child should, when at all possible, harbor the seeds of eventual family reunification.
Our professional and financial resources must primarily be dedicated to ensuring the protection of children within the structure of their family system. The potential for healing and growth within the family must never be overshadowed by our impatience to foster change for the sake of conformity.
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:
To report child abuse or neglect, call toll-free Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline:
(844) 264-5437 (844-CO-4-KIDS)
La Plata County Non-Emergency Central Dispatch (970) 385-2900
Calls reporting child abuse and neglect will be recorded for monitoring and quality assurance purposes.