On a typical day in Colorado, there are about 600 homeless children and 262 homeless young adults ages 18 to 24
No family who has received trauma-informed coaching by Raise the Future has reported a disrupted adoption, according to the agency and the state.
More than 1,000 children who were adopted from foster care in Colorado in the past decade ended up back in the system.
Many people transitioning from jail or prison struggle to reenter society without support. Mesa County’s new program helps with housing, jobs, transportation and mental health services.
The panel created and funded by the state legislature has two years to find ways to decrease the large number of troubled kids who run away from foster care and treatment centers
About 65% of eighth and ninth graders interviewed in the Denver area said they were not educated about birth control
A schizophrenic man had opened fire on a packed movie theater in Aurora, killing 12 and injuring dozens more. Something had to be done. The Aurora theater shooter had tried to get mental health treatment before the killings. That provided a possible opening for then-Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to search for preventive solutions. He turned […]
Colorado’s youth mental health crisis has reached worst-yet status, as evidenced by recent outcries from the health care, child welfare and juvenile corrections systems. A recap of the just the past few months: Nearly every district attorney in the state signed a letter saying there are no beds for kids in distress who’ve been arrested […]
Black children are involved in Colorado’s child welfare system at rates far higher than all other kids, a disparity that has state officials reexamining decades-old policies that have contributed to racial bias. The overrepresentation exists in all levels of the child protection system — from the number of calls to the statewide child abuse hotline […]
The recent arrest of a young Highlands Ranch woman whose dead newborn baby was found hidden in her home — the second newborn murder case in Colorado in the past four months — underscores the reasons behind Colorado’s rarely used “Safe Haven” law. The law, passed in 2000 after similar cases involving young mothers, allows […]