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Children, Youth & Families

The Office of Children, Youth and Families (OCYF) shares the CDHS vision for the people of Colorado to be safe, healthy and prepared to achieve their greatest aspirations. 

Collaborating with our partners, the Office of Children, Youth, and Family's mission is to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of Colorado’s children, youth and families. 

This CDHS office houses three (3) divisional focus areas as well as the Colorado Juvenile Parole Board. Each division is uniquely organized and holds defined goals to best collaborate with our community partners to achieve our shared vision for Colorado’s children and youth and families. 

The Office is responsible for the coordination of quality and effective services for Colorado’s most vulnerable children, youth and their families. 
Division of Child Welfare

The Division of Child Welfare primarily focuses on the needs of Colorado’s at-risk, abused and neglected children and youth and their families. 

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Division of Youth Corrections

The Division of Youth Corrections primarily focuses on the needs of Colorado’s youth between the ages of 10 and 21, who are pre-adjudicated, sentenced, or committed.

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Domestic Violence Program

The Domestic Violence Program primarily focuses on the needs of victims of domestic violence and their families. 


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