The Denver District Attorney’s Family Violence Unit is responsible for prosecuting felony crimes against children, including physical and/or sexual abuse, whether by a family member, stranger, or someone known to the child.
If you are concerned that your child or a child you know may be a victim of abuse, you should report it to the
Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline
- 844-264-5437 (Statewide)
- 720-944-3000 (Denver Dept. of Human Services)
- Visit this website for more information
You don't need to be certain of abuse to make a report. Reporting it will allow professionals who are trained in the field to investigate and find out what is really happening. State law requires those who suspect a child is abused or neglected to report it.
Children are often unintended victims in cases of domestic violence. It is important for children to know that the violence is not their fault. They also need to know that they are not alone.
There are community resources available to assist children who have been a victim of physical or sexual abuse. For additional information and/or counseling here are some of those resources:
The Denver Children’s Advocacy Center
Offers programs for children who have been physically or sexually abused.
Works with teens, parents, teachers, and the community to prevent violence. Provides therapy and family advocacy.
Assists adults, children, and youth experiencing domestic violence. Emergency 24 hours/7days a week shelter for battered women and children and other clients.
Denver Department of Human Services