Cross-Reporting Among Agencies That Respond to Child Abuse and Neglect - Colorado

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Cross-Reporting Between Child Protective Services and Law Enforcement

Citation: Rev. Stat. §§ 19-3-307; 19-3-308

Reports of known or suspected child abuse or neglect shall be made immediately to the county department, the local law enforcement agency, or through the child abuse reporting hotline system and shall be followed promptly by a written report prepared by those persons required to report. The county department shall submit a report of confirmed child abuse or neglect within 60 days of receipt of the report to the State Department of Human Services in a manner prescribed by the State department.

A copy of the report of known or suspected child abuse or neglect shall be transmitted immediately by the county department to the district attorney's office and to the local law enforcement agency.

When the county department reasonably believes a criminal act of abuse or neglect of a child in foster care has occurred, the county department shall transmit immediately a copy of the written report prepared by the county department to the district attorney's office and to the local law enforcement agency.

If, at any time after the commencement of an investigation, the county department has reasonable cause to suspect that the child or any other child under the same care is a victim of human trafficking, the county department shall notify the local law enforcement agency as soon as it is reasonably practicable to do so.

Other Reporting Requirements

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 19-3-307

Reports of known or suspected child abuse or neglect must include the military affiliation of the individual who has custody or control of the child who is the subject of the investigation of child abuse or neglect, if such individual is a member of the armed forces, a spouse, or a significant other or family member residing in the home of the member of the armed forces. This information shall be shared with the appropriate military installation authorities pursuant to the requirements set forth in §§ 19-1-303(2.6) and 19-1-307(2)(w).