Mesa County Child Welfare: Outstanding performance

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MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) -- Mesa County Child Welfare is one of eight systems in the state to receive a C-STAT award for outstanding performance.

The award was given by the Colorado State Department of Human Services Friday. The state keeps track of calls and responses each month. They said Mesa County has improved significantly over the last year.

This particular award is about child welfare timeliness and response in abuse and neglect cases.

"This measure represents the most vulnerable children because it's the immediate responses we're looking at,” said Randi Merry, with the Colorado Department of Human Services. “So we really want to make sure those children are seen timely when there's an alleged report of abuse or neglect."

Mesa County Child Welfare has performed above the 90% goal, that number is calculated by the state.

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