Colorado Agrees To Get Jail Inmates Into Treatment FasterThe Colorado Department of Human Services has agreed to speed up how soon people with severe mental illness who have been arrested get into treatment.
'We Love No Matter What': Families Honored For Foster Care & AdoptionFive families who have adopted children from Colorado’s foster care system were honored at a special luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion Saturday.
State Suspends License For Durango Youth Detention CenterState officials have shut down a Durango youth detention center after investigations found that staffers had improperly restrained two or more children in recent weeks.
Pilot Program To Use $1 Million To Help Struggling Colorado FamiliesGov. John Hickenlooper and leaders of the Colorado Department of Human Services announced this week that the state has started a new program to help struggling families make ends meet.
State's Studies Show Marijuana Use Increasing Among Adults, Not YouthTwo studies indicate the rate of marijuana usage by Colorado young people is relatively unchanged since 2015, and in fact mirrors the national average. But a youth marijuana prevention agency warned the increase in potency of marijuana and cannabis products since the drug's legalization in 2014 poses equally increasing danger to its young users.
Colorado Legislation Aims To Bolster Failing Foster SystemLawmakers say it's among the most comprehensive package of reforms that has been attempted in the nation.
Sudden Closure Of Adoption Agency Leaves Dozens Of Families In LimboThe sudden closure of a Denver adoption agency in April left dozens of families in limbo.
Colorado In Dire Need Of More Foster FamiliesToo many kids are in foster care in Colorado and there aren't enough homes for them. That's the scary problem child advocates are trying to wrestle with.
CBS4 Investigation: Inmate Armed During Juvenile JailbreakCBS4 has learned someone threw a gun over the fence to a waiting inmate at a Denver juvenile detention center, sparking a brazen breakout earlier this month.
Adoption Allows Colorado Couple To Complete Their FamilyAnita and Jeff Nobles have been married 15 years, but started a new journey when they adopted their son and daughter.
Colorado Needs Foster ParentsColorado is experiencing a shortage of foster parents.
Foster Parent: ‘The Outcomes I Have Seen Haven’t Been Great’One foster parent talks about the struggles that face foster care youth as they age out of the system.
New Law Gives Mental Health Response System A MakeoverGov. John Hickenlooper has signed a bill into law that overhauls the state's mental health response system and de-criminalizes mental illness.
Advocates For Disabled Demand Action After AbuseThe community is demanding action after reports of abuse at the Pueblo Regional Center. Eight employees were fired as a result of the federal investigation that found patients were burned with hair dryers and some had words carved into their skin.
Colorado Needs More Foster FamiliesOn any given day, four children come into the foster care system in Colorado. The State simply doesn’t have enough families to care for them.