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Timothy Montoya Task Force meets during National Runaway Prevention Month

Coinciding with National Runaway Prevention Month, the second meeting of the Timothy Montoya Task Force to Prevent Children from Running Away from Out-of-Home Placement was …

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Child Protection Ombudsman hosts first meeting of Timothy Montoya Task Force

Group begins two-year project to address youth running away from out-of-home placements The Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman hosted the first meeting of the …

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CPO’s Juvenile Facilities Roundtable Hosts a Facilitated Discussion to Explore A ‘Smaller Is Better’ Treatment Model for Youth in Colorado’s Commitment Facilities

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado and the Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel facilitated a discussion with youth advocates to identify barriers to …

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CPO’s Juvenile Facilities Roundtable Hosts Presentation on the ‘Smaller is Better’ Treatment Model for Youth in Commitment

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado presented research about how the implementation of smaller, community-based and homelike treatment facilities are impacting committed youth. Every …

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CPO’s Juvenile Facilities Roundtable Hosts Presentation on Substance Use Disorder Services

The Office of Behavioral Health discussed the availability of substance use disorder services for adolescents involved in the state’s juvenile justice system. Every quarter, the …

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Searching for the Why: Understanding Why Children Run from Residential Treatment Centers Will Help Us Ensure Their Safety

Youth in our state’s residential treatment facilities are running away in record numbers. This is not news. Rather, it is a three-decades-old problem that is …

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