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Learning Lessons from Other States to Help Improve Colorado Child Abuse & Neglect Mandatory Reporting Laws

In 2022, Colorado joined that discussion. Through House Bill 22-1240, Colorado’s Mandatory Reporting Task Force was created and placed within the Office of the Colorado Child Protection Ombudsman (CPO).  The task force is charged with issuing recommendations to address the child abuse reporting system’s disproportionate impact on under-resourced communities, communities of color, and people with disabilities through training and clarifying vague directives in the law. Read more on this news article by Bryan Kelly from the Child Protection Ombudsman of Colorado here.