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4 years 9 months ago

Child welfare legislation to become law

Gov. Bill Ritter is signing a package of bills lawmakers say will strengthen child welfare services in Colorado. The bills being signed Friday include creating a the position of a child protection ombudsman to review complaints following a state investigation into the deaths of 13 children whose families had...

5 years 1 month ago

32 Haitian orphans arrive in Denver

Thirty-two Haitian children whose adoption by Colorado families was placed in limbo after a magnitude-7 earthquake struck Haiti arrived at Denver International Airport. The flight that arrived Sunday afternoon capped a 10-day effort by Gov. Bill Ritter, Colorado authorities, physicians, and businesses to help children unite with their adoptive families....

5 years 2 months ago

Colorado fails child welfare safety review

A federal review has found that Colorado's child welfare system is out of compliance with national regulations on child safety and well-being. The review released Friday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services also found Colorado did not meet standards for abuse in home care and placement stability....

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