The Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman is a non-profit organization required by the Legislature to serve as an independent and neutral organization that investigates complaints and grievances about child protection services, seek and recommend system improvements, & serve as a resource.
» If you wish to file a complaint about child protection services or a complaint about a child protection system-wide problem, use our Complaint Form.
The Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman opened in May 2011, and is managed and hosted by the National Association of Counsel for Children on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO. The Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman (OCCPO) was established in 2010 by a unanimous vote of both the Colorado House and Senate, through the passage of Senate Bill 10-171. The bill was brought forth to the Governor and Legislature by the Child Welfare Action Committee as a recommendation for systemic improvement to Colorado’s child protection system.