Running Out of Options
Colorado child welfare panel begins work on preventing abuse at residential youth centers
The process is likely to take a year and includes state and county child protection staff, plus foster family groups and residential treatment centers.
Colorado may toughen probes into institutional child abuse claims following Colorado Sun/9News investigation
Two children were struck by cars and died after running away from youth residential treatment centers in the Denver area.
Families kept in the dark about children’s safety in Colorado’s child welfare system
Colorado's child fatality review team did not investigate the death of a 12-year-old boy who ran away from a residential center. State officials refuse to release numbers of abuse allegations.
With bites, bruises and low pay, caretakers for Colorado’s troubled youth say there’s not enough staff to keep kids — and each other — safe
The state has shifted funding to child abuse prevention and away from residential centers for youth who’ve suffered trauma. Now those centers are on the edge of a financial cliff.
The deadly consequences when kids run away from Colorado residential treatment centers
So many children run away from residential treatment centers in Colorado that police departments are overwhelmed by the calls. Two kids have died.