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The Division of Child Welfare publishes many reports throughout the year as required by statute, as well as to share data the public and our county and community partners. 

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The Annual Progress and Services Report is an annual update on Colorado's progress toward accomplishing the goals and objectives in our 2012 Child and Family Services Plan.   1048k v. 2 May 5, 2017, 2:31 PM Katie Facchinello - CDHS
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The Annual Progress and Services Report is an annual update on Colorado's progress toward accomplishing the goals and objectives in our 2013 Child and Family Services Plan.   10896k v. 2 May 5, 2017, 2:31 PM Katie Facchinello - CDHS
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The Annual Progress and Services Report is an annual update on Colorado's progress toward accomplishing the goals and objectives in our 2015-19 Child and Family Services Plan.   1462k v. 2 May 5, 2017, 2:30 PM Katie Facchinello - CDHS
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The Annual Progress and Services Report is an annual update on Colorado's progress toward accomplishing the goals and objectives in our 2014 Child and Family Services Plan.   3548k v. 2 May 5, 2017, 2:31 PM Katie Facchinello - CDHS
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The Annual Progress and Services Report is an annual update on Colorado's progress toward accomplishing the goals and objectives in our 2015 Child and Family Services Plan.   3792k v. 2 May 5, 2017, 2:31 PM Katie Facchinello - CDHS
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The CAPTA assurances, in the form of a certification, signed by the Governor, signify that Colorado has in effect, and is enforcing, State law relating to child abuse and neglect.   369k v. 2 Jan 6, 2015, 10:42 AM Katie Facchinello - CDHS
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Colorado’s Child and Family Services Five-year Plan outlines the goals, action steps and baseline data to accomplish the outcomes of safety, permanency and well-being for children and families in Colorado. FY2010-2014  553k v. 2 Dec 10, 2014, 4:36 PM Katie Facchinello - CDHS
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This report summarizes Colorado’s accomplishments and changes for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2011 and is the second interim report for the 2010-2014 Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP). Included in the report are demographic data on children served by Colorado’s child welfare system, 2009 Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) findings and Colorado’s Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) development information. Specific information is provided in the areas of training, technical assistance, management information systems and research and evaluation.  538k v. 3 Dec 10, 2014, 4:37 PM Katie Facchinello - CDHS
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This CAPTA Plan has been developed based on reviews of the 2010 CAPTA Plan and Annual Report. It reflects the State’s current initiatives and collaborations in differential response and domestic violence and recommendations of the Citizen Advisory Panels. It is anticipated that the CAPTA Plan will serve as a guide for structuring Colorado’s use of CAPTA funding, and that it will be integrated with current child welfare initiatives, collaborations and the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Program Improvement Plan (PIP).   166k v. 3 Dec 10, 2014, 4:37 PM Katie Facchinello - CDHS
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Colorado’s Child and Family Services Five-year Plan outlines the goals, action steps and baseline data to accomplish the outcomes of safety, permanency and well-being for children and families in Colorado. FY2015-2019   7601k v. 2 Dec 22, 2014, 10:18 AM Katie Facchinello - CDHS
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Visit www.coloradocpo.org to view reports issued by the Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman.  Sep 30, 2016, 1:36 PM Katie Facchinello - CDHS
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As directed by HB 13-1239, the Plan must be updated biennially. These revisions remain true to the spirit of the initial Plan yet incorporate current work, completed strategies, and revisions based on new priorities. Input has been provided from stakeholders, project leads, and Colorado 9to25 GPS (CO9to25).  1929k v. 6 Jan 4, 2017, 12:29 PM Katie Facchinello - CDHS
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As directed by HB 13-1239, the Plan must be updated biennially. These revisions remain true to the spirit of the initial Plan yet incorporate current work, completed strategies, and revisions based on new priorities. Input has been provided from stakeholders, project leads, and Colorado 9to25 GPS (CO9to25).  2686k v. 4 Jan 4, 2017, 12:28 PM Katie Facchinello - CDHS
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The Colorado Children's Code (C.R.S. 19-3-211) requires the State Department of Human Services, with the State Attorney General, to adopt rules to implement and monitor a statewide grievance process to address child welfare complaints, related to employee conduct, in performing his/her duties, related to Title 3 of the Colorado Children's Code. Each county, and city and county, is required to submit an annual report by July 31 of each year. Along with grievance data for the state fiscal year, each county is to provide the Department a copy of its county grievance policy and provide a list identifying the Citizen Review Panel members.   219k v. 3 Oct 3, 2016, 8:27 AM Katie Facchinello - CDHS
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The Colorado Children's Code (C.R.S. 19-3-211) requires the State Department of Human Services, with the State Attorney General, to adopt rules to implement and monitor a statewide grievance process to address child welfare complaints, related to employee conduct, in performing his/her duties, related to Title 3 of the Colorado Children's Code. Each county, and city and county, is required to submit an annual report by July 31 of each year. Along with grievance data for the state fiscal year, each county is to provide the Department a copy of its county grievance policy and provide a list identifying the Citizen Review Panel members.   219k v. 2 Oct 3, 2016, 8:27 AM Katie Facchinello - CDHS
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The Colorado Children's Code (C.R.S. 19-3-211) requires the State Department of Human Services, with the State Attorney General, to adopt rules to implement and monitor a statewide grievance process to address child welfare complaints, related to employee conduct, in performing his/her duties, related to Title 3 of the Colorado Children's Code. Each county, and city and county, is required to submit an annual report by July 31 of each year. Along with grievance data for the state fiscal year, each county is to provide the Department a copy of its county grievance policy and provide a list identifying the Citizen Review Panel members.   26k v. 2 Oct 3, 2016, 8:27 AM Katie Facchinello - CDHS
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Legislative report - Differential response pilot program Appendices - A   1555k v. 2 Jan 4, 2015, 1:09 PM Katie Facchinello - CDHS
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In accordance with CRS 19-3-308.3, CDHS prepared and submitted this legislative report on December 31, 2014 to the health and human services committees of the House of Representatives and Senate documenting the administration of the Differential Response Pilot Program since April 15, 2010. The report documents successes and challenges of the pilot program, and details the program’s effectiveness in outcomes pertaining to child safety, permanency, family and caseworker satisfaction and cost.  2596k v. 2 Jan 4, 2015, 1:20 PM Katie Facchinello - CDHS
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Legislative report - Differential response pilot program Appendices - B   2622k v. 2 Jan 4, 2015, 1:10 PM Katie Facchinello - CDHS
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A deeper look at five years of data by the University of Northern Colorado found persistent problems.  1178k v. 2 Feb 18, 2015, 1:42 PM Katie Facchinello - CDHS
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A report from CDE and the Department of Human Services shows that the majority of Colorado’s students in foster care are not graduating from high school. Just 27.5 percent of public school foster care students in the class of 2013 graduated on time, compared with 77 percent of all students.  990k v. 2 Feb 18, 2015, 1:42 PM Katie Facchinello - CDHS
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The Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth (Midwest Study) is a longitudinal study that has been following a sample of young people from Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois as they transition out of foster care into adulthood. It is a collaborative effort involving Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago; the University of Wisconsin Survey Center; and the public child welfare agencies in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.  Feb 2, 2016, 2:08 PM Katie Facchinello - CDHS
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The Colorado IV-E Waiver Interim Evaluation Report_Appendices includes all referenced appendices to the Interim Evaluation Report.  4495k v. 2 Aug 16, 2016, 2:21 PM Katie Facchinello - CDHS
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The Colorado IV-E Waiver Interim Evaluation Report includes the evaluation findings from the first two years of Colorado's IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project.  2500k v. 4 Aug 16, 2016, 2:17 PM Katie Facchinello - CDHS
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