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Award For MOCO Department Of Human Services

The Moffat County Department of Human Services in Craig will be presented an award this week by the Colorado Department of Human Services. The public is being invited to Continue reading

Child Abuse And Neglect Examined

noABUSE-300x205Legislation is on its way to the Colorado State Senate that would change the definition of child abuse and neglect. A state representative says the bill ensures the examination of all factors prior to removing a child from a home. The legislation also requires the state to work with Continue reading

Elder Abuse Law Being Utilized

CDPHEAbout 3,200 reports of suspected elder abuse have been filed in Colorado under a law that took effect in July. Viki Manley of the Colorado Department of Human Services says this is the first time that people in a range of professions, including banking and hospitals, have been required to report such cases. Continue reading

Elder Abuse Law Goes Into Effect Tuesday

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper talked Friday about a law taking effect Tuesday that seeks to increase reporting of elder abuse.  The legislation that was passed last year classifies any person who is 70 or older as an “at-risk” elder, and requires certain health professionals and social workers to report Continue reading