Michelle Barnes, representing the Department of Human Services (DHS), spoke in favor of the bill. She discussed child welfare system reforms, placement decisions, prevention and intervention efforts, inter-agency collaboration, and least restrictive settings for out-of-home placements,
Minna Castillo Cohen, representing DHS, testified in favor of the measure. She discussed the work over the past couple of years in Colorado to implement Families First and improve child welfare outcomes.
Gretchen Russo, representing DHS, testified in support of the bill. She discussed the stakeholder process.