Independent Evaluation Shows Interdisciplinary Representation for Parents with Complex Child Welfare Cases Leads to Better Outcomes

For Immediate Release: February 12, 2024Contact: Melissa Thompson, Esq., Executive Director, Office of Respondent Parents’ Counsel, (303-731-8770) DENVER, Colorado – The Office of Respondent Parents’ Counsel (ORPC) today released new, […]

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Reunification Celebration honors the people and efforts that help Colorado families stay together

June proclaimed National Reunification Month in Colorado by Governor Polis

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U.S. Supreme Court leaves the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) intact

“It was sheer joy. Beforehand, I was absolutely terrified that the Supreme Court was going to not uphold ICWA,” said Katie Correll.

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Governor Polis Signs House Bill 23-1024 into law

Bill prioritizes and supports kin and relative placements for families involved in dependency and neglect cases

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HB23-1024 Relative and Kinship Placement Bill

Families in Colorado are celebrating the signing of a bill today that aims to place children being taken from their home with relatives, instead of foster care. The bill also […]

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Grandmother questions child welfare system after judge sides with foster family

After a DNA test confirmed they were kin, Cynthia Cooley asked to have her grandson placed with her.

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Family fights 3 years for custody of their own child

Allegations of “Promises Made” are some of the questions surrounding how the Washington County Department of Human Services handled a child custody case.

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Bill would require meaningful family time for Colorado kids and incarcerated parents

Proposed Senate Bill 23-039 is meant for parents who will be released and hope to step back into the role of Mom or Dad.

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