For help and guidance navigating the child protection system, contact the Child Protection Ombudsman of Colorado at or your district’s court system Self-Help Center.

Colorado Department of Human Services

To file a report of suspected child abuse or neglect, you can contact your local county department of social services. Learn more at

State-Wide Hotline

Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Website

Toll-Free Hotline to report child abuse and neglect: 1-844-CO-4-KIDS

The OCR can not directly assign a guardian ad litem to your case. The only way to obtain legal services through the OCR is to have an open case in which the judge appoints a guardian ad litem. If you do not have an open case, we suggest calling one of the following organizations:

Colorado Legal Services

Colorado Legal Services Website


Metro Volunteer Lawyers

Metro Volunteers Website


Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network

RMIAN Website


Colorado Bar Association

 Colorado Bar Association Website


Colorado Juvenile Defender Center

CJDC Website


Disability Law Colorado

 Disability Law Colorado Website

Denver Office: 303.722.0300

Grand Junction Office: 970.241.6371

Colorado Office of Respondent Parents’ Counsel

Find resources for respondent parents at