Department Of Human Services

Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

Colorado Governor Defends Embattled Child Welfare Agency

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.

05/15/2015

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Lawmakers’ Letter to Hick: An Odd Strategy to Address Human Services

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.

05/14/2015

Reggie Bicha (credit: uwplatt.edu)

Colorado Human Services Chief Under Fire

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.

05/14/2015

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Report Abuse With Colorado Child Abuse Hotline

Colorado officially launched a statewide hotline to increase reporting of suspected cases of child abuse and neglect.

04/07/2015

Denver City Councilman Paul Lopez talks with CBS4's Valerie Castro (credit: CBS)

Denver City Councilman Supports Helping The Unaccompanied Children

Denver continues to lay the groundwork for the possible arrival of children who are in the country illegally.

08/06/2014

The Ridge View Youth Services Center in Watkins (credit: CBS)

Colorado Facility Being Considered To House Immigrant Children

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.

07/21/2014

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Auditor: Denver Human Services Records ‘At Risk’

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.

02/27/2014

Sierrra and Landon Riddle (credit: CBS)

Mother Refuses Chemotherapy For Son, Using Pot-Related Product

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.

08/27/2013

Charles Wingate (credit: Colorado Springs Police)

Autistic Teen Found Naked Inside Home With Rodents, Feces

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.

05/16/2013

El Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch (credit: elpueblokids.org)

Treatment Center In Pueblo Accused Of Placing Teens In Solitary Confinement

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.

05/08/2013

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