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Permanency Teams
Our child protection permanency teams are responsible for the following services:

Open Cases
  • Families who are assessed at a higher risk are involved in a formal child welfare case and receive direct services from our permanency team until safety concerns are resolved. 
  • Families with an open case are invited to a Listening to the Needs of Kids (LINKS) meeting at our office in Aurora within 72 hours and again every 90 days to address and set a plan to resolve safety concerns.
  • The safety plan sets up services for the family, such as substance abuse and mental health treatment for parents and children, therapy, parenting and life-skills training, public assistance and sexual abuse treatment.

Out-of-Home Care
  • We work on serving children and families in their own homes, when safe and possible. 
  • If there is an immediate safety concern in the home, a child may be temporarily removed for their protection and placed by court order in out-of-home care. 
  • We work to place children with kin (relatives and friends) whenever possible, but do have to rely on foster homes, group homes and residential treatment facilities for temporary care. 
  • Parents whose children are placed in out-of-home care are invited to visit them frequently during parenting time at our offices in Aurora or Littleton.
  • Our main goal is reunifying children safely with their parents when safety concerns have been resolved, and creating a permanent plan for every child.

Contact Us
Department of Human Services
Children, Youth and Family Services Division

14980 E. Alameda Drive
Second Floor
Aurora, CO 80012

Ph: 303-636-1750

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.