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Colorado Supreme Court to Hear Appeal Involving Indian Child Welfare Act

3/21/2022

Colorado Supreme Court to Hear Appeal Involving Indian Child Welfare Act

The Colorado Supreme Court will hear a case that involves local child welfare officials' federal requirement to notify Native American tribes about custody cases that involve Indigenous children.

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Colorado Considers a Raise the Age Youth Justice Bill

3/17/2022

Colorado Considers a Raise the Age Youth Justice Bill

The House Judiciary Committee last week approved a Colorado bill that would raise the age of criminal responsibility in the state.

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Colorado Adoption Advocate Remembered

3/2/2022

Colorado Adoption Advocate Remembered

Colorado lost an advocate for children waiting to be adopted with the death of Dixie van de Flier Davis, who founded the organization now known as Raise the Future.

Columbia University Report Backs Overhaul of Colorado’s Juvenile Justice Approach

2/7/2022

Columbia University Report Reimagines Colorado’s Juvenile Justice Approach

A recent Columbia University report urges Colorado lawmakers to raise the age of eligibility for the state's Youthful Offender System, among other recommendations.

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Long-term Mentoring Group Opening New Offices in Colorado, Montana

10/21/2021

Long-term Mentoring Group Will Open New Offices in Colorado, Montana

A group that offers long-term professional mentoring to kids at risk of getting trapped in the child welfare system is opening new offices.

Advocacy Groups Launch Nationwide Campaign to End Juvenile Court Fines and Fees

9/23/2021

Advocacy Groups Launch Nationwide Campaign to End Juvenile Court Fines and Fees

A coalition of youth advocacy groups launched Debt Free Justice, a new national campaign to abolishing such court-imposed fines and fees.

    7/21/2021

    Colorado Suddenly Closed Youth Services Center Amid Ongoing Complaints

    Colorado closed a private residential center for youth with behavioral problems in the wake of ongoing allegations of licensing violations.

    Colorado expands services for transitional foster youth.

    7/1/2021

    Colorado Expands Services for Transitional Foster Youth

    Colorado youth who have transitioned out of foster care can re-enter the system if they wish to access services expanded under a new state law.

    12/16/2020

    Fear Mongering Won’t Help Keep Kids Safe

    We’ve all heard the refrain that it takes a village to raise a child. But what if your village is out to get you? Since March, the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) has been encouraging the public (through a veritable media blitz) to call in and report anything that could be child abuse.