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CDHS Names New Domestic Violence Program Director

Erin Mewhinney

The Colorado Department of Human Services has named Erin Mewhinney as the new Director of the Domestic Violence Program in its Office of Children, Youth, and Families.

Mewhinney brings more than 10 years of combined experience in program management, foundation development and community outreach, teaching, research and policy analysis. She most recently served as City and County of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s Policy Director.

Mewhinney has also been involved with the planning and development of the Rose Andom Domestic Violence Center, a $9 million project involving more than 25 direct service and system partner agencies serving victims and their families.

The CDHS Domestic Violence Program works to ensure that services to victims of domestic violence and their children are readily available by providing funding to 46 domestic violence crisis centers across Colorado.

Mewhinney earned her B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  

Mewhinney begins her duties January 6, 2014.