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PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For CHILD PROTECTION OMBUDSMAN PRESENTATION

JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON JOINT JUDICIARY
Date Jan 8, 2018      
Location RM 271



Child Protection Ombudsman Presentation - Committee Discussion Only


02:33:15 PM  

Stephanie Villafuerte, Child Protection Ombudsman from the Office of Colorado's Child Protection Ombudsman, briefed the committee under the SMART Government Act and Joint Rule 25.   She distributed a handout (Attachment H) and provided a brief overview of the responsibilities and activities of the office. Ms. Villafuerte also reported on the office workload and highlights from the past year, including the launch of statewide investigations, a new website, office efficiencies, and outreach campaigns. 

Ms. Villafuerte responded to committee questions regarding the Division of Youth Services, mental health services and assessments, foster care, and adoption studies. 

 

 

 

02:59:48 PM  

Jordan Steffen, Communications and Policy Director at the Office of Colorado's Child Protection Ombudsman, walked the commitee through the new website. Ms. Steffen reported that the response time is the same for filing complaints on-line or by phone. 






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