Colorado Department of Human Services
"This is just an incredibly dangerous time for those at risk for domestic violence," says an Eagle County human services worker
Colorado’s most-troubled youth lock-up facility, the site of a riot and multiple escapes, needs a drug dog, staff trainingBy Jennifer Brown News Primary category in which blog post is published
A decade into the opioid crisis, Colorado hospitals have changed the way they treat opioid-exposed babies. And it’s helping.By Jennifer Brown Health Primary category in which blog post is published
A youth corrections center plagued by escapes, drugs and a riot is headed for a physical — and cultural — reorganization
Questions remain about whether the alterations at Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center are enough to fix persistent problems within Colorado's Division of Youth Services
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.
New federal law focuses on child abuse prevention, forces states to look to foster families instead of institutions
An investigation by Colorado’s child protection ombudsman asks what took so long to shut the facility down
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
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