Feb 6, 2013 10:08 PM by Connie Murphy
DENVER (AP) - Colorado officials are setting up a statewide telephone hotline for people to report child abuse and neglect as they work to improve the state's child welfare system.
The Denver Post (http://bit.ly/12u0LnD) reports Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday announced reforms including the hotline and new training on how to assess reports of child abuse and neglect. State lawmakers also plan to seek a study of workloads of child protection workers.
The changes follow the deaths of 175 children under state supervision over the past six years.
The state will also build a website where the public can see how county child welfare departments are faring at protecting children.