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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock (credit: CBS)

Mayor: Major Changes To Child Abuse Reports After 3 Deaths In 18 Months

Denver’s mayor announced major changes to the child welfare system on Wednesday after a toddler died at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend.

08/26/2015

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Group: Colorado Inmates Languishing Without Mental Evaluations, Care

Colorado inmates are languishing in local jails without mental health evaluations or mental health care because the state hospital is short-staffed, an advocacy group charged Tuesday.

08/25/2015

Michael Hancock (credit: CBS)

Denver Mayor: ‘Community Failed Javion’ In Toddler’s Death

The mayor of Denver announced a new team designed to protect the city’s children after the child abuse death of a toddler where the Department of Human Services was involved.

07/17/2015

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Day Care In Arvada Closes Doors Without Notice, Parents Upset

The parents of some children who attend the Legacy Learning Center in Arvada are frustrated and want answers after a note was taped to the front door last week, alerting them that the day care was closed.

06/03/2015

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

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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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