News & Updates

CPO in the News: “Colorado’s juvenile prisons have avoided COVID-19 outbreaks, but advocates worry about the future”

Ombudsman Stephanie Villafuerte spoke with the Denver Post about remaining vigilant when it comes to protecting youth in the Division of Youth Services during COVID-19. …

How We’ve Been Working for Colorado: CPO May Newsletter

As the COVID-19 outbreak stretches into the spring, children and families across Colorado continue to face uncertainty and hardship. During the past weeks, the Office …

Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman Helps Secure Masks for Child Protection Workers

As the outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted all of Colorado’s crucial services, the Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman has remained concerned about the lack …

Check on the Children: A Message from Children’s Ombudsman in the Time of COVID-19

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In the time of stay-home orders and closed schools, children are walking a tightrope without a safety net. …

Avoiding the gulf: How “social distancing” has the potential to separate families more than six feet.

As the United States and other countries around the world race to delay the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Coloradans, like millions of others around …