Colorado governor signs bill addressing child deaths | VailDaily.com

Colorado governor signs bill addressing child deaths

DENVER, Colorado ” Gov. Bill Ritter has signed a bill to provide better training for case workers and their supervisors to help prevent the deaths of children in state custody.

The bill signed Tuesday was passed in the aftermath of the deaths of 13 children in state custody.

The measure provides about $700,000 for an academy to train 400 people who work in public welfare programs.

Ritter says the child welfare training academy will save lives and give case workers the training they need to keep children safe.