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76C3882774FE28E4872583B5005E04DB Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For PRESENTATION FROM THE CHILD PROTECTION OMBUDSMAN OF COLORADO

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 6, 2019      
Location HCR 0107



Presentation from the Child Protection Ombudsman of Colorado - Committee Discussion Only


10:06:57 AM  
Stephanie Villafuerte, Child Protection
Ombudsman, presented to the committee and distributed a handout (Attachment
A).  She described the history and functions of the Child Protection
Ombudsman of Colorado (CPO).  Ms. Villafuerte described the jurisdiction
and authority of the CPO and overlap with various state agencies involved
in child protection.    
10:12:09 AM  
Ms. Villafuerte described the types of
cases that the CPO receives and investigates.  She highlighted recent
CPO projects, including an investigation into county adoption assistance.
 She described the CPO's 2019 goals, including increased communication
and outreach.  
10:19:21 AM  
Ms. Villafuerte responded to questions
about investigations regarding the Youth Services Division, policies developed
by the CPO, and similar Ombudsman in other states.    






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