News & Updates

Part One — One Year of COVID: CPO analysts describe the impacts of the pandemic on the child protection system.

One year ago, as the COVID-19 pandemic settled into Colorado, the Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman (CPO) staff sat together around a conference table …

In the System: Stories from Colorado’s Youth

One 17-year-old shares his experience in a Division of Youth Services’ youth center.

The Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

The Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman opened its phone lines to Colorado citizens in 2011. Today, nearly a decade after receiving its first call …

Learning to Listen: How the art of mediation enables ombudsmen to listen, understand and help.

The phone call came in around 12 p.m. I answered, “Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman, how can I help you?” The static on the …

How We’ve Been Working for Colorado: June Newsletter

The CPO produced its first video! Check out our new short video to learn more about the work we do on behalf of Colorado’s children, …