child welfare

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

To catch sex traffickers and protect kids, Colorado is using a new screening tool statewide

Screening tool is part of a national effort to cut down on the pipeline from foster care to sex trafficking

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

With more child welfare caseworkers than ever, Colorado lawmakers want to know why some outcomes are getting worse

The bipartisan Joint Budget Committee has requested an audit after approving $22 million since 2015 to hire more caseworkers

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

New law to keep Colorado foster kids in their home schools is off to disappointing start

Less than 2 percent of state funds set aside for foster children’s transportation have been spent

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

The toughest position for Gov.-elect Jared Polis to fill is this one

Gov. John Hickenlooper has managed to end his term with the same state director of human services he appointed eight years ago, a rarity nationally

News Primary category in which blog post is published

In Denver child welfare cases, the father isn’t “John Doe” anymore. And now more kids facing abuse are in permanent homes.

New efforts to find the biological fathers of abused children in Denver have increased the likelihood those kids find permanent homes