Colorado Department of Human Services

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado is creating a network of doctors to diagnose child abuse and keep kids from slipping through the safety net

The state has just six doctors board certified in child abuse pediatrics, and they’re all on the Front Range

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Former Colorado foster youth make themselves heard for “sibling bill of rights,” driver’s license bill

The two proposed bills are the result of a generation of foster youth who are louder than any before them

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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

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Three spots still vacant in Gov. Polis’ cabinet a month after inauguration

The Colorado governor's office says its goal is to fill the executive director jobs by mid-February

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

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Death of boy, 7, found in Denver storage unit, could spark new rules about following up on kids at risk who are pulled from school

Caden McWilliams was officially withdrawn from DPS last fall to be home schooled, but police believe he was already dead

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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