Safe2Tell Colorado

It’s not always easy for teens to report safety concerns to adults — but reporting can save lives. That’s why Safe2Tell Colorado was founded. Sponsored by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, Safe2Tell is a program that allows youth to anonymously report safety concerns affecting themselves, their friends and classmates, their family, or their community. Safe2Tell receives about 2,000 tips per month on concerns such as threats of suicide; planned school attacks; guns in school; self-mutilation; bullying and harassment; drugs; child abuse; threats of violence to students or teachers; suspected domestic or dating violence; etc. Anonymous tips can be submitted in any of three ways: by calling 1-877-542-7233, by downloading the Safe2Tell mobile app, or by filling out the online form on the program’s website.  (If an emergency is in progress, call 911 instead.)

The program also sponsors trainings and presentations for schools, law enforcement, and community groups. You can learn more, and place a request for training, on the program website. The website also offers information for law enforcement and school staff on how to complete outcome reports; tips for parents about supporting their kids and recognizing concerns; and information on how schools can become involved in the program.

Recently our library has cataloged several new reports on Safe2Tell Colorado that include information on how the program works, as well as data and results:

 

Amy Zimmer

Technical Services Librarian at State Publications Library
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