2017 Outreach and Education
June 21, 2017 -- CPO staff and board members learn more about what's working well in the rural community, and areas in which we could all improve in delivering services to children and families.
May 16, 2017 -- Colorado Child Protection Ombudsman is one of 20 individuals selected for the inaugural Colorado Children and Families Health and Human Services class.
April 17, 2017 -- Deputy Ombudsman Sabrina Burbidge participates in a panel to educate legislators about how drug-endangered children and protected and cared for in Colorado.
January 25, 2017 -- CPO provides legislators history and background regarding the use of child protection teams in Colorado.
The CPO will work to provide the General Assembly with thoughtful insight and comprehensive research concerning issues within the child protection system. Through its research, investigations, reviews and engagement with stakeholders and citizens, the CPO will provide legislators with recommendations concerning “statutory, budgetary, regulatory and administrative changes, including systemic changes, to improve the safety of and promote better outcomes for children and families receiving child protection services in Colorado.” See C.R.S. §19-3.3-103(2)(e).
In performing this duty, the CPO will maintain its independence as stated in C.R.S. §19-3.3-103(5).
The CPO will also maintain its impartiality by adhering to best practice standards set by the International Ombudsman Association, the United States Ombudsman Association and the American Bar Association.