Are you a parent or family member
at risk of separation from your child?
ORPC is here to help your family stay stronger together. Our contractors – attorneys, parent advocates, social workers and more – are court appointed advocates who are specifically trained to support parents and families as they navigate dependency and neglect (D&N) cases.
This resource guide will help you connect to the individuals, organizations and agencies that can support you during the D&N process.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Get answers to the questions you have about ORPC and navigating D&N proceedings.
Understand Your Rights
If your child was removed from your care, you should have received a Notice of Rights and Remedies document to help you understand the rights granted to you and your family during D&N proceedings.
What to expect from D&N proceedings
If your child was removed from your care and you are a parent or family member experiencing indigency, you may qualify to receive court appointed counsel to advocate on your behalf throughout your case.
As your case progresses, ORPC will connect you with an interdisciplinary team consisting of parent-focused social workers and advocates who have experience navigating D&N proceedings.
Our team is here to help you and your family stay stronger together.
Parent Resources Quick Guide
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Colorado Crisis Services
Relationship problems, Family crises, Anxiety, Depression, Substance abuse, Suicidal thoughts, Bullying, Stress, Disability
Or text TALK to 38255
Office of Respondent Parents’ Counsel
Counsel for indigent parents in dependency and neglect proceedings
Colorado Child Protection Ombudsman
Independent review of child protection services complaints
Office of the Child’s Representative
Guardian ad litem (GAL) counsel for children in dependency and neglect proceedings
Colorado Legal Services
For low income Coloradans seeking legal assistance and legal advocates
Supplemental Nutrition Program for. Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Child Care Assistance
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)
Parents as Teachers (PAT)
Nurse‐Family Partnership (NFP) for first‐time moms
School Nutrition Programs
Preschool Special Education
Early Intervention Colorado for Infants, Toddlers and Families (EI Colorado)
Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
Colorado Child Care Referral Line
Connects families to social and community resources best suited to meet their needs
Rental/Utility Bills Assistance
Mental Health Assistance
Dealing With and Preventing Abuse
Suicide Intervention and Prevention
Medical Clinics, Rx Assistance
Colorado Coalition Against. Domestic Violence
Colorado Cross‐Disability Coalition
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Moves Coloradans into safe homes, keeps families together, and provides critical health care and support services for people experiencing homelessness
Colorado Homeless Families
Long term transitional housing
Denver Alternatives to 9-1-1
A list of resources to call for assistance with mental health, homelessness, food assistance, and more.
Colorado Coalition against Sexual Assault
Provides sexual assault crisis resources and support
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