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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

A New Approach: How a New Method of Investigating Allegations of Child Abuse and Neglect Can Help Children and Their Caregivers

The CPO discusses how one study may inform the way Colorado responds to child abuse and neglect investigations. On May 26, 2021, Tiffany Madrid, the …