Gilpin County Historic Courthouse front porch/entrance will be closed May 16 to June 17. Signs will redirect visitors.


Child and Adult Protection

Child Protection Program

If it is an emergency or you are witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation, call 911 immediately.

Everyone in the community plays a role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Colorado has one toll-free phone number to report child abuse and neglect 24/7, 365 days a year, 1-844-264-5437. All calls are confidential and will be routed to the county where a child resides.


You can help.

If not you, then who? When it comes to preventing child abuse and neglect, caseworkers and social workers need your help. 

To end child abuse and neglect all Coloradans need to educate themselves and be willing to get involved to help a parent or a child.

Even when kids experience child abuse or neglect, they can overcome and reach their full potential with help from the community.

Creating a brighter future for a child starts with a phone call for help. If not you, then who?


Contact Us

New Statewide Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437)



Gilpin County Child & Adult Protection

Paige Sons, Supervisor 303-582-5444


DHS - Grievance Policy
Policy for dealing with grievances within the Gilpin County Department of Human Services.

Adult Protective Services

Please report any abuse, neglect or exploitation of anyone over the age of 70 or at-risk adult with intellectual or developmental disabilities to the Hotline or Law Enforcement. Adult protection will work with law enforcement. TO REACH THE HOTLINE, call 1-844-264-5437.

Protective services include but are not limited to:

  • Receiving and investigating reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation.
  • Providing casework, arranging and coordinating services.
  • Providing information and referrals to community resources, including public assistance benefits.
  • Initiating probate proceedings as per C.R.S. 26-3.1-101(6)