How We Work
The Office of the Respondent Parents’ Counsel (ORPC) supports Colorado parents in the fight to preserve families, their dignity, and the constitutional right to parent in dependency and neglect cases. We recruit and train attorneys statewide, advocate for family centered policies, and promote equity and transparency in the system through data. As a result of our work, more families are reunified and stronger together.
What We Do
ORPC recruits, trains, reviews, and maintains a list of high quality parent defense attorneys in each of Colorado’s 64 counties.
Advocate for Change
ORPC advocates for policies that reduce trauma to families, amplify parent voice, and strengthen the work of family defenders in Colorado.
Promote Equity in the System
ORPC analyzes and distributes data to promote transparency in individual dependency and neglect cases and within the family regulation system.
Individual Parents Represented by the ORPC
Increase in Reunification for Families with Interdisciplinary Representation
Fewer Days in Out-of-Home Care Experienced by Children When Parents Have an Interdisciplinary Legal Team
“Every child deserves to have their parent represented by the best attorney in town.”
ORPC’s interdisciplinary model aims to build a strong community of parent defenders across Colorado.
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