Child Welfare

Report Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect

Everyone in the community plays a role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. If it is an emergency or you are witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Colorado has a toll-free phone number to report child abuse and neglect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 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.

Responsibilities and Services Provided

The Child Welfare Unit is responsible for the investigation and assessment of allegations of child abuse and neglect. This includes the provision of intake and ongoing services to families. In light of the demographics of Delta County, casework duties are general in nature, so that workers provide a very wide range of services. These services include Child Protection, Foster Care, Adolescent Services, Adoption Services, Substance Abuse Counseling, and Intensive Individual and Family Counseling (both in house and by contract), as well as Offense Specific treatment for adolescent sex offenders. Additional services, which can be provided, include a Day Treatment program in partnership with Delta County Joint School District 51, a Mentoring program for adolescents, and Intensive Home-based Intervention services.

Mission Statement

Delta County is committed to achieving positive outcomes for the children and families involved in the child welfare system to include intervention strategies, methods, and tools in our county that guide what child welfare and its partners do to achieve safety, permanency, and well-being for the children in our county. We are committed to serving the unique needs of our rural community.


For further information, please view the State website at Colorado State Division of Child Welfare.