Department Of Human Services
Colorado’s governor defended the embattled Department of Human Services to state lawmakers who have complained that the agency that oversees child welfare needs a new direction.
Curiously, 86 Colorado lawmakers thought a letter sent to Gov. John Hickenlooper, one week after the session, was the best way to address problems within the Department of Human Services.
Nearly 90 of Colorado’s 100 lawmakers have asked Gov. John Hickenlooper to oust leaders at the state’s Department of Human Services. That’s the agency that oversees child welfare, youth prisons and mental institutions.
Colorado officially launched a statewide hotline to increase reporting of suspected cases of child abuse and neglect.
Denver continues to lay the groundwork for the possible arrival of children who are in the country illegally.
A Colorado facility located miles from anywhere is being considered to house some of the immigrant children who have been flooding into the United States from Central America.
Denver’s auditor is sending an alarming message, saying confidential client records kept at the Department of Human Services are at risk of being breached.
A Colorado woman says a doctor may turn her into the state because she is refusing chemotherapy treatments for her child and is instead using a product related to marijuana.
Police in Colorado Springs have cited the parents of an autistic teen who was found naked inside a home with human feces and rodents. He told police he didn’t remember ever being allowed outside.
A youth treatment center has agreed to work with the state after inspectors banned it from placing unruly teenagers in what was effectively solitary confinement.