Child Welfare Services

Our Mission

We strive to ensure the safety, permanency, and well-being of children in Pitkin County.

We Believe

  • All individuals and families have strengths
  • Children have the right to be safe from abuse, neglect, or exploitation
  • Children will have the benefit of the least intrusive process to ensure safety, permanency, and well-being
  • Parents/Caretakers have the right to choose what direction they will take


  • Mental health (individual, family, and/or home-based therapeutic services)
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Life skills coaching
  • Parenting support
  • Facilitated family meeting


  • Screen new reports of child abuse and neglect
  • Assess and identify potential child safety concerns for accepted reports
  • Partner with families and the community to strengthen families and address child safety concerns