About the Colorado ORPC.
Get to know the ORPC and our mission.
The ORPC is an independent governmental agency within the State of Colorado Judicial Branch and is vested with the oversight and administration of Respondent Parents’ Counsel representation in Colorado since July 1, 2016. Click below to learn more.
The Office of Respondent Parent’s Counsel is overseen by a nine-person commission, with members appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The Executive Director reports to the commission, regularly providing them with insight to the day-to-day workings of the agency and our contractors. Click below to meet the commissioners.
The team of multi-disciplinary professionals at ORPC are dedicated to supporting the Respondent Parent Community and fulfilling the mission of the agency. Each team member plays an important role in supporting and providing resources for our contractors and their clients. Click below to meet the team.
Chief Justice Directive
Appointment of respondent parents’ counsel is governed by CJD 16-02. This directive sets forth guidelines for when and how counsel can be appointed for indigent parents. It also provides guidance for ORPC, courts and parents what is expected in these proceedings. Finally, it highlights the ABA Standards of Practice for Attorneys Representing Parents in Abuse and Neglect Cases.