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Foster youth who leave the system as teens could return until age 21 under new Colorado proposal

About one-third of foster kids who leave the system to live on their own end up homeless within three years. A proposed change would let them go back until their 21st birthday.

Politics and Government

Denver’s Tennyson Center to close its residential program after runaways, overdoses and child’s death

State child welfare officials were investigating neglect, lack of supervision and safety issues when Tennyson Center for Children decided to close its residential program.

News

Calls to Colorado’s child abuse hotline fell during coronavirus, but harm to kids likely didn’t

Child welfare officials have been concerned throughout the coronavirus pandemic that kids were out of sight of teachers, doctors who must report abuse

News

“Fraudulent worker” investigation shakes Moffat County; human services director leaves job

County officials refuse to respond to inquiries about the staff shakeup and probe of more than 80 cases

Sun Investigation

Colorado child protection caseworker under investigation for falsifying reports about checking on kids, at-risk adults

The alleged fraud was uncovered after Moffat County fell behind on abuse and neglect reports, and the state sent in a team of 15 caseworkers to clean up the mess

Sun Investigation

Opinion: Child abuse reports are down, but is abuse just going unseen during the pandemic?

Opinion Columns

In rural Crowley County, a safe return to in-person school is really the only option

The challenges of distance learning hit schools on the high plains of southeast Colorado especially hard. With fewer resources than larger, wealthier urban districts, Crowley County relied on dedicated educators to try to fill the gap.

Education

Colorado’s new strategy to prevent child sexual abuse zeroes in on every ZIP code

The child advocacy organization Illuminate Colorado is funding a program to train at least 5% of the population in each county

Health

Opinion: An open letter to child protection and human services staff everywhere

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Let’s celebrate those running toward suffering in our coronavirus world

Opinion Columns

Despite reforms, the number of children dying of abuse and neglect in Colorado hasn’t subsided

Fewer than half of child deaths are reviewed, and the child protection ombudsman is calling for a new process

News

Opinion: No Colorado child should be forced to move between 17 homes to heal

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Should letting your kid play outside be illegal?

Opinion Columns

Most money spent in the child welfare system comes after kids are in foster care. What if that’s backwards?

A multi-county, privately funded project aims to flip the system to prevent kids from needing services in the first place.

Politics and Government

Colorado has a big shortage of volunteers to speak up for foster kids in court

That gap has sparked Colorado court appointed special advocates to make a plea for more volunteers -- they want 2,020 new ones in 2020

Coloradans

Opinion: Early childhood support is vital for Colorado families

Opinion Columns

Colorado’s former attorney general wanted grand jury investigation of priest abuse scandal — but didn’t get it

Cynthia Coffman explains why the Catholic Church investigation was handled the way it was -- and why she is now calling for legislative change

News

Opinion: Make a difference in the life of a child in need. Become a special advocate.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Let’s help struggling families before bad situations spiral into abuse and neglect

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Their foster kids can be prone to violent outbursts, but these parents remain devoted. They need our help.

Opinion Columns
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