Pending Cases

To ensure the CPO’s work is transparent and efficient, the CPO maintains a public inventory of all of its pending investigations. After the CPO opens an investigation, a public notification regarding that investigation will be posted on this page.

The opening of an investigation does not indicate the CPO has found any violations or practice concerns regarding the agency/provider involved. The CPO will open a case when it determines that a complaint is within its jurisdiction and warrants further study. After a complaint is opened the CPO will conduct a comprehensive, independent study of relevant facts, records and witnesses’ statements. Only after the CPO completes this study will it determine whether it will affirm the agency/provider’s actions or issue recommendations for improvements.

Each public notification will include one or more of the CPO’s Services Areas. Each CPO investigation involves agencies/providers who fall in one of the categories below:

  • Human Services: Any county human service department, the Colorado Department of Human Services and/or tribal social services office.
  • Law Enforcement: Any state, county or municipal law enforcement agency.
  • Division of Youth Services: The Division of Youth Services and any facility or program housed within the department.
  • Community Agency: Any community organization or program, outside of those listed, that receives public funds for the protection, permanency and well-being of children.
  • Mental Health: Any agency/provider in Colorado that receives public funds for the purpose of providing mental health services to children and families.
  • Judicial: Any entity within the Judicial Branch, that is within the CPO’s jurisdiction, that provides for the protection, permanency and well-being of children.
  • Other: Any entity in Colorado, outside those previously listed, that receives public funds for the protection, permanency and well-being of children.

In addition, each public notification will include one or more of the CPO’s Area of Concern. Each complaint the CPO receives falls within one or more of the following categories: sufficiency of response, assessment of needed services, service delivery and other.

For all cases opened after July 1, 2017, the CPO will complete and release an investigative briefing if it determines that an investigation requires additional study, time and resources. The CPO will release an investigative briefing outlining why additional research is necessary, how the investigation will proceed and an estimated completion date. The investigative briefing will be posted on this page and on the investigative briefing page.

Once the CPO completes its investigation, the status on the public notification will be changed from ONGOING to COMPLETED. After the status is changed to COMPLETED the public notification will remain on this page for 10 business days.

If the CPO issues affirms the agency/provider’s actions, it will be noted in the public notification.

If the CPO issues any recommendations as a result of its investigation, it will be noted in the public notification and the CPO will complete and release an investigation report. That report will be posted on the investigation reports page of this website.

Case Number Service Area Area of Concern Date Investigation Opened Status Investigative Briefing
2016-2074 Human Services (Multiple Agencies) Service Delivery 8/2/2016 ONGOING
2016-2262 Human Services Service Delivery 11/17/2016 COMPLETE
2016-2296 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 12/14/2016 ONGOING
2017-2349 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 02/14/2017 ONGOING
2017-2304 Human Services Service Delivery 03/07/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2337 Community Agency Service Delivery 03/08/2017 ONGOING
2017-2397 Human Services Service Delivery 03/17/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2424 Community Agency Service Delivery 03/19/2017 ONGOING
2017-2452 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 03/31/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2447 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 04/03/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2251 Human Services Service Delivery 04/07/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2471 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 04/13/2017 ONGOING
2017-2475 Division of Youth Services Service Delivery 04/18/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2481 Human Services Service Delivery 04/20/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2500 Human Services Service Delivery 05/01/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2508 Human Services Service Delivery 05/02/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2517 Human Services Service Delivery 05/04/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2528 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 05/08/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2531 Human Services Service Delivery 05/10/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2278 Human Services Services Delivery 05/30/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2483 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 06/06/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2485 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 06/07/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2368 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 06/14/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2549 Human Services Service Delivery 06/22/2017 ONGOING
2017-2553 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 06/27/2017 ONGOING
2017-2556 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 06/28/2017 ONGOING
2017-2571 Human Services Sufficiency of Response 07/17/2017 ONGOING  
2017-2588 Human Services Service Delivery 08/02/2017 ONGOING
2017-2597 Human Services Sufficiency of Response, Assessment of Needed Services 08/09/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2601 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 08/10/2017 ONGOING
2017-2600 Human Services Service Delivery 08/10/2017 ONGOING
2017-2603 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 08/10/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2612 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 08/17/2017 ONGOING
2017-2615 Human Services Sufficiency of Response 08/22/2017 ONGOING
2017-2620 Human Services Service Delivery 08/28/2017 ONGOING
2017-2625 Human Services Service Delivery/Assessment of Needed Services 08/28/2017 ONGOING
2017-2630 Human Services Sufficiency of Response 08/29/2017 ONGOING
2017-2631 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 08/29/2017 ONGOING
2017-2634 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 08/30/2017 COMPLETE
2016-2293 Division of Youth Services Sufficiency of Response 12/13/2016 ONGOING
2017-2580 Human Services Service Delivery 07/20/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2602 Human Services Sufficiency or Response 08/10/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2609 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 08/16/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2635 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 09/16/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2642 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 09/07/2017 ONGOING
2017-2644 Human Services Service Delivery 09/07/2017 ONGOING
2017-2645 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 09/08/2017 ONGOING
2017-2655 Human Services Sufficiency of Response 09/13/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2604 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 08/11/2017 ONGOING
2017-2651 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 09/08/2017 ONGOING
2017-2649 Human Services Service Delivery 09/08/2017 ONGOING
2017-2648 Human Services Service Delivery 09/08/2017 ONGOING
2017-2653 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 09/12/2017 ONGOING
2017-2656 Human Services Sufficiency of Response 09/14/2017 ONGOING
2017-2694 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 09/29/2017 ONGOING
2017-2646 Human Services Sufficiency of Response 09/26/2017 ONGOING
2017-2682 Human Services Service Delivery 09/25/2017 ONGOING
2017-2681 Human Services Sufficiency of Response 09/25/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2679 Division of Youth Services Service Delivery 09/25/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2678 Human Services Service Delivery 09/22/2017 ONGOING
2017-2674 Human Services Service Delivery 09/22/2017 ONGOING
2017-2669 Human Services Service Delivery 09/21/2017 ONGOING
2017-2671 Human Services Service Delivery 09/21/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2665 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 09/20/2017 ONGOING
2017-2670 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 09/20/2017 ONGOING
2017-2659 Human Services Service Delivery 09/15/2017 ONGOING
2017-2658 Human Services Service Delivery 09/15/2017 ONGOING
2017-2660 Human Services Service Delivery 09/15/2017 ONGOING
2017-2663 Human Services Sufficiency of Response 09/15/2017 ONGOING
2017-2662 Human Services Sufficiency of Response 09/14/2017 ONGOING
2017-2655 Human Services Sufficiency of Response 09/13/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2640 Human Services Service Delivery 09/06/2017 ONGOING
2017-2639 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 09/06/2017 COMPLETE
2017-2698 Human Services Service Delivery 10/03/2017 ONGOING
2017-2715 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 10/17/2017 ONGOING
2017-2714 Human Services Service Delivery 10/12/2017 ONGOING
2017-2696 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 09/29/2017 ONGOING
2017-2710 Human Services Assessment of Needed Services 10/17/2017 ONGOING
2017-2691 Human Services ServiceDelivery 09/29/2017 ONGOING