child welfare

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Turning the child welfare system upside down in Colorado isn’t easy, or cheap

New federal law focuses on child abuse prevention, forces states to look to foster families instead of institutions

Nicolais: A light in the darkness of the foster care system

How the late Kyle Forti and his wife, Hope, created a thriving program to engage more Coloradans in the foster care program

Opinion
Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

A Pueblo center for troubled kids had 243 abuse allegations in the year before it closed

An investigation by Colorado’s child protection ombudsman asks what took so long to shut the facility down

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

No texts, no posts, just phone calls: Colorado child abuse hotline won’t change policy to accept social media tips

Decision follows task force review to determine whether the 4-year-old unified hotline should modernize to allow tips via Facebook, email and more

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s child abuse hotline can’t process tips from social media or email — despite a memo urging change

Child advocates have concerns about social media and text tips, even after an unchecked inbox of messages was discovered