Each year millions of at-risk adults are abused, neglected, and exploited. Colorado wants to ensure that law enforcement is made aware of these crimes against persons age 70 and older and those 18 and older with an intellectual developmental disability.
Mandatory Reporting requires many professional groups to report abuse, neglect, and exploitation to law enforcement when they observe or become aware of the mistreatment. The new law also has legal penalties for mandatory reporters if they fail to report mistreatment.
The Colorado Department of Human Services, Adult Protective Services (Colorado APS) unit has made available an on-line training program for mandatory reporters and other members of the community. This training will take approximately 30 - 40 minutes to complete and persons completing the course will be able to print out their results if they would like to have a record that they completed the course.
Visit the State of Colorado's Adult Protective Services page.
Online Training for Mandatory Reporters
An online training for mandatory reporters, complete with a quiz, is now available at ColoradoAPS.com
This training was provided by Colorado Adult Protective Services, use the email below for any questions or concerns.