News & Updates

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 …

Strengthening Colorado’s Foster Youth Protection Laws

The CPO highlights needed improvements for laws that provide protections to youth in foster care. May is Foster Care Awareness Month. The purpose of this …