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Colorado will continue locking up 10-year-olds, for now, after legislation to raise the prosecution age to 13 stalls

The youngest kids arrested and locked up in Colorado’s youth corrections system are 10 years old, a practice that will continue for now after legislation to raise the prosecution age to 13 was rewritten in the final days of the legislative session.  So far this year, Colorado has arrested and locked up 33 kids ages […]

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Colorado begins to reckon with racial bias in child welfare, where Black kids are way overrepresented

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 […]