Lawmakers Launch Pilot Program To Help Abused Children

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) A coalition of state lawmakers is hoping to launch a pilot program aimed at finding and helping abused children and their families.

Democratic house speaker Andrew Romanoff of Denver says a recent survey shows that nearly half of the children who receive child welfare were abused, and 75 percent of them did not get mental health care.

The pilot program would cost about $2.5 million, and provide care for up to 600 children a year in three counties yet to be chosen.

The measure is expected to be introduced later this week.


KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 17423109 - nbc11news.com/a?a=17423109
Gray Television, Inc.