Colorado Department of Human Services
County officials refuse to respond to inquiries about the staff shakeup and probe of more than 80 cases
Colorado child protection caseworker under investigation for falsifying reports about checking on kids, at-risk adultsJennifer Brown Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado’s splintered mental health system has had tragic failures. The state is taking the first step to fix it.Jennifer Brown
Nearly 70,000 more Coloradans received SNAP benefits in April compared to March. State officials expect that number to continue to climb during the coronavirus crisis.
Gov. Jared Polis hit human services hard with his emergency budget cuts last week. Advocates for vulnerable populations say the coming coronavirus-related overhaul contains brutal reductions in spending
Under new restrictions, child care facilities can have no more than 10 kids per room. That means fewer spots for parents -- and less profit for providers.
Colorado college students, upended by coronavirus, are worried about food, housing and their education
Pantries and food programs are struggling to meet demand as major donors suspend manufacturing. But Gib's New York Bagels in Fort Collins still is sending 5,000 bagels it would normally sell in a week to food banks.
The Division of Youth Services has already sent 22 young people to early parole and is evaluating about 300 others.
"This is just an incredibly dangerous time for those at risk for domestic violence," says an Eagle County human services worker
As frontline workers step up to care for coronavirus patients, child care providers are stepping up to care for their children.