Pueblo County Department of Social Services in Pueblo Colorado

Address and phone number for Pueblo County Department of Social Services, a Child Abuse Prevention Center, at West 12th Street, Pueblo CO.


Name
Pueblo County Department of Social Services
Address
212 West 12th Street, Pueblo, Colorado, 81003
Phone
719-583-6901
Fax
719-583-6377

About the Pueblo County Department of Social Services

The Pueblo County Department of Social Services, located in Pueblo, CO, protects children from abuse and neglect. Child Abuse Prevention also promotes the welfare of children who are vulnerable to abuse, including victims of abuse in Pueblo. The agency coordinates with Pueblo County Child, Youth, and Family Services agencies and non-profit organizations to protect children in Pueblo County from abuse and neglect.

You may contact Child Abuse Prevention for questions about:
  • Pueblo Child Abuse and neglect prevention programs
  • Improving child welfare in the Pueblo County area
  • Identifying the signs of child abuse
  • Volunteering as a tutor, mentor or coach
  • Child safety services
  • Programs for victims of child abuse
Child Abuse Prevention Programs

The Child Abuse Prevention agency oversees multiple programs designed to improve child welfare. These include programs to investigate cases of suspected abuse, neglect, or abandonment of children in the Pueblo County area. Child Abuse Prevention also evaluates child welfare and intervenes on behalf of victims or suspected victims. Caseworkers within the Child Abuse Prevention program monitor children and arrange for necessary rehabilitative services. In addition to collaborating with law enforcement agencies and the legal system in Pueblo County, Child Abuse Prevention offers preventative services, including home visits, public information programs, and educational initiatives.

Reporting Child Abuse or Neglect

In Pueblo, Child Abuse Prevention accepts reports of suspected child abuse or neglect. The reporting options include hotline telephone services. The Child Abuse Prevention maintains the confidentiality of child mistreatment reports, as mandated by Colorado law. This includes protecting the reporter's identity from the individual suspected of child abuse or neglect.

Educational Resources on Child Welfare

The Child Abuse Prevention agency provides educational resources designed to improve child welfare in the Pueblo County area. These include resources on identifying the signs of child abuse or neglect, information about Child Abuse Prevention programs, and guidelines for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect. Child Abuse Prevention also provides training resources for mandated reporters in the Pueblo County area.

Federal Child Bureau

At the federal level, the Child Bureau (CB), part of the U.S. Health and Human Services Administration, grants funding to Colorado state and tribal organizations to support programs promoting stable families. These include financial support for domestic violence prevention and treatment services. CB offers technical assistance and training to CO agencies that provide Child Protection Services. In Pueblo County local CB Offices help investigate reports of child abuse and help homeless children find stable homes. The Child Bureau also collects data on Pueblo child abuse reports through its reporting system and makes the data available to the public.

Contact the Pueblo County Department of Social Services

You may contact the Pueblo County Department of Social Services by calling 719-583-6901, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Pueblo County Department of Social Services, 212 West 12th Street, Pueblo, Colorado, 81003.


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