Four Colorado families were recognized for their love, caring and dedication to foster children on Saturday at the Foster Parent Recognition Luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion.
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.
Colorado auditors say a state vocational program for people with disabilities paid $315,000 during 19 years for one individual and $203,000 during 32 years for another – neither of whom reached their employment goals.
Gov. John Hickenlooper and state health officials are announcing changes to Colorado’s mental health services and support system in response to this summer’s mass shooting at an Aurora theater.
Talk about red tape: Colorado’s Department of Human Services last year proposed regulating child care businesses down to the number of crayons per box and the color of dolls kids can play with.
Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper has announced another Cabinet choice. On Tuesday, he appointed Reggie Bicha to head the Department of Human Services.