Department Of Human Services
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.