Child Welfare Policies, Data & Accountability

Expand the sections below to explore Child Welfare Policies, Data & Accountability documents, or scroll down to learn more about the division's quality assurance and performance management processes.

CDHS utilizes four initiatives to assess and drive improvements to the state’s and counties’ performance on the measures associated with the Child and Family Services Review outcomes and systemic factors. These initiatives include: 

  • Colorado Practice Model
  • Results Oriented Management
  • Administrative Review Division
  • CDHS’ C-Stat performance review process

Together, these initiatives constitute a dynamic Quality Assurance System that creates a robust process for quantitative and qualitative analysis of the state and counties’ performance, and thorough identification of strengths, weaknesses and potential solutions to improve our performance and our service to children, youth and families involved in Colorado’s child welfare system.