Department Divisions

Arapahoe County’s Department of Human Services is comprised of four divisions:

Child and Adult Protection Services (CAPS)

Child and Adult Protection Services provides protective services to youth and at-risk adults and seniors following allegations of abuse or neglect. The CAPS Division also provides services to adolescents and youth in conflict, and other services that help to create strong and effective families. 

Community & Child Support Services

Community Support Services helps to connect citizens to federal and state assistance programs, such as Food Assistance, Medicaid, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Child Care Assistance, Low-Income Energy Assistance and Old Age Pension.

Child Support Services works with single parents to eliminate poverty in children’s lives by locating non-custodial parents, establishing paternity, and providing services to establish, modify and enforce child support and medical support orders. The Division also helps parents to overcome barriers such as unemployment, parenting time and fatherhood matters.


Operations oversees all management of records and information, quality assurance, compliance, fraud investigations and data and computer security.


Finance oversees the department’s accounting and budget work, as well as fiscal and claims-related work.