DENVER —Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper will join Reggie Bicha, executive director of the Colorado Department of Human Services tomorrow to announce the launch of an online training program for mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at 11:15 a.m.

WHERE: State Capitol, West Steps

Nearly 40 professional groups including doctors, teachers and clergy are mandatory reporters of suspected child abuse or neglect under Colorado law.  The comprehensive training is a part of Hickenlooper’s Child Welfare Plan “Keeping Kids Safe and Families Healthy,” announced in February 2013.