In Colorado, child welfare services are delivered through a state-supervised, county-administered system.
Within the Colorado Department of Human Services, the Division of Child Welfare Services, a unit of the Office of Children, Youth and Family Services, is responsible for providing leadership, oversight, and coordination of child welfare services.
The state’s 64 counties and 2 sovereign tribes administer and operate child welfare programs at the local level.
A member of the state’s division of child welfare team is assigned as a liaison for each county. Skilled state staff are here to assist county department staff with the provision of best child welfare practices; ensuring successful outcomes (as are measured by CSTAT); to provide technical assistance, training, and respond to questions; and to offer any other requested or needed support. Find out who your county liaison is and how to contact them.
Training Steering Committee
The State’s Training Steering Committee (TSC) is responsible for oversight of training for state and county child welfare staff and foster parents.
Currently, the TSC is represented by members of CDHS, county child welfare agencies, foster parents, private agencies, and the judicial system.