About this resource

Ombudsman or Child Advocates, as they're also called, were established within states and/or Child Welfare to investigate complaints, concerns, or violations of children right's while in foster care. Ombudsman is a Swedish word that means "representative" or "agent."

The Child Advocate is an independent public official with the authority to receive, investigate and/or address complaints about government actions, and, when appropriate, make findings and recommendations, and publish reports.

In Colorado, the Child Protection Ombudsman of Colorado is the organization in charge of investigating any claims about youth in state's care.

If you need more information on how they can help, information on youth rights, or just need to ask questions about being in an out-of-home placement, visit their website linked above for help! 

To file a complaint CPO has an easy webform you can fill out: File a complaint (linked).

You can also call them at: 720-625-8640