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Resource ID: #27168
Subject: Children
Source: KMGH-TV (Denver)
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Date: 1/6/2015 through 11/10/2015

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This is an ongoing investigation of egregious errors by Denver Human Services and other Colorado human services agencies that have contributed to multiple child deaths and injuries. The investigation has, so far, resulted in new state laws to protect children, the removal of the director of DHS, a statewide audit revealing lack of proper background checks for placement homes, the criminal prosecution of a caseworker for falsifying records, a state-mandated third party review of DHS and its supervision of caseworkers, appointment of a city wide task force to identify child abuse in schools, four separate investigations by the state child protection ombudsman, and the allocation of more than $3-million for new DHS caseworkers and supervisors.

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