Content Tagged As child_welfare

3 years 11 months ago

Child welfare legislation to become law

Gov. Bill Ritter is signing a package of bills lawmakers say will strengthen child welfare services in Colorado. The bills being signed Friday include creating a the position of a child protection ombudsman to review complaints following a state investigation into the deaths of 13 children whose families had...

4 years 1 month ago

Bill would create more oversight of social workers

Gov. Bill Ritter and lawmakers want to create more oversight of social workers charged with protecting children vulnerable to abuse. Ritter plans to announce legislation Thursday to create an independent office to follow up on complaints that social workers aren't properly responding to abuse complaints. In the last three...

4 years 2 months ago

32 Haitian orphans arrive in Denver

Thirty-two Haitian children whose adoption by Colorado families was placed in limbo after a magnitude-7 earthquake struck Haiti arrived at Denver International Airport. The flight that arrived Sunday afternoon capped a 10-day effort by Gov. Bill Ritter, Colorado authorities, physicians, and businesses to help children unite with their adoptive families....

4 years 4 months ago

Colorado fails child welfare safety review

A federal review has found that Colorado's child welfare system is out of compliance with national regulations on child safety and well-being. The review released Friday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services also found Colorado did not meet standards for abuse in home care and placement stability....

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