Mandatory Reporters: Counselors in Adams County and Therapists in Jefferson County
Colorado has a law which makes many licensed professionals Mandatory Reporters in Lakewood, Arvada, Golden and all of Jefferson County. This means that if you tell them anything which might mean a child was touched sexually or was in any way abused (even by an accident), they will turn you in to police and Social Services (DHS). Whether it is Child Abuse or not, your family will be impacted severely. Surprisingly, you could be charged with a felony or misdemeanor crime.
Arapahoe County Mandatory Reporter Therapists, Doctors and Nurses
If someone has a license to do what they do, they are probably a Mandatory Reporter for Child Abuse or Sexual Abuse in Aurora, Centennial and Arapahoe County. That means you cannot take your child to see them unless you are ok with the person responsible for the abuse or accident being charged criminally. In other cases, DHS or Social Services will open a Dependency and Neglect case, where the parents will be forced to defend themselves.
Teachers and Pastors and Pharmacists Can All be Mandatory Reporters in Douglas County, Colorado
Mandatory reporters can include a ton of everyday people – even pastors (many exceptions apply), teachers and pharmacists. This means that when you ask their advice on a subject involving child abuse or sexual abuse of a child (even by a sibling) they will be obligated to call social services or the police. Gone are the days when a mother can talk to a friend about a problem with their child. The mother must keep the secret of her kids exploring each other’s bodies, or risk the probability one of the kids will be charged criminally. This is a terrible consequence of a bad law. Kids and their parents are encouraged NOT to seek professional help, unless they want social services, the Department of Human Services and the police involved in their business. More on Mandatory Reporters and Pastors Law.
Mandatory Reporter Law and Attorney in Denver, Colorado
When you are trying to decide whether to contact any Mandatory Reporter in Colorado, you are placing you and your children at great risk. Contact our attorneys for Mandatory Reporting questions and learn more information for an important decision. Never speak to police or social service workers about your questions because they are obligated to report your circumstances and hurt your family. Call us at 303-731-0719 today. Together, we can protect your future.
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