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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. 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.


Read the Ombudsman's Response to the Denver Post Article


August 02, 2012 – Survey of County DHS Directors Regarding Mandatory Reporting Law – For some interesting information collected from County Department of Human Services Directors regarding mandatory reporting laws, check out this su
August 02, 2012 – First Year Ombudsman Accomplishments – The Office of Colorado's Child Protection Ombudsman is proud to present to the public a list of some of our many accomplishments achieved over the
April 17, 2012 – Advisory Council – The Advisory Council was established in March 2012.



February 04, 2014 – Quarterly Newsletter by the Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman – Read the "Quarterly Newsletter by the Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman - Volume 1 Issue 1"...[more]
May 29, 2013 – Dennis G. Goodwin Appointed Colorado Child Protection Ombudsman – NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNSEL FOR CHILDREN..[more]
April 09, 2012 – Senator Newell Brings Legislative Forces Together During Second Bipartisan Children's Caucus Meeting – Democrats and Republicans join forces to discuss important children's issues...[more]
March 08, 2012 – How to Recognize Abuse - U.S. Department of Justice – This is a helpful guide to recognizing when an injury is abuse versus when it is accidental....[more]