foster care

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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

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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.

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado has a big shortage of volunteers to speak up for foster kids in court

That gap has sparked Colorado court appointed special advocates to make a plea for more volunteers -- they want 2,020 new ones in 2020

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Rural Colorado struggles to find foster homes as new federal law seeks to keep more kids out of group settings

Only 13 families volunteer in the vast, six-county San Luis Valley, where poverty presents one of several obstacles to placement

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
Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

Separated by the foster care system, a camp in the Colorado mountains is reuniting siblings

At Camp to Belong in Douglas County, foster kids get a week to repair sibling bonds while swimming and horseback riding