Erika Righter had thought about opening a store for years, a place that would combine shopping with philanthropy. So when she lost her job as a social worker, she saw it as the right time to create Hope Tank on Santa Fe. The concept of the shop is simple: Local artists sell their work -- clothing, j ... More >>
Late yesterday, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced that his office had secured an indictment for fourteen individuals suspected of running a human-trafficking ring that trafficked children for sex at locations ranging from Denver to Grand Junction. Although the seventy-page indictment ... More >>
"Kidnapping is illegal by Child Protective Services." "Our constitutional rights are violated." "Foster care more dangerous than family care." Those are some of the slogans you can expect to see during a noon rally at the State Capitol. Govabuse.org organized the rally as part of the site's n ... More >>
Riah McBee.At 8:30 a.m. this morning, a preliminary hearing is scheduled in the case of medical marijuana caregiver Joseph Lightfoot, who's charged with child abuse simply for growing pot in his home. Riah McBee can identify with Lightfoot's situation. Last year, he faced similar accusations ... More >>
This is distinctly American music. Working with a lineup that's fluctuated between six and ten and has included members of Jurassic 5, Ozomatli has for some fifteen years been blending Latin rhythms and hip-hop influences for a sound that's as big as it is varied and multicultural. The U.S. ... More >>
David Lane represents Richard Heene. It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it.Update below: Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett was appointed as special prosecutor after lawyer David Lane accused Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden of breaking the law by talking about a child-abuse inv ... More >>
Police raids bust up drug labs. But they also bust up families.
Slipping through the safety net for juveniles.
The McAdams want their children back, but can former heroin addicts succeed as parents?
Wild Child Revisited
The child-protection system wants to shut down family-rights activist Suzanne Shell. And vice versa.
From the week of March 18, 2004
Do you know where your children are?
The bonds of love are being broken for Rosa Avina.
Nineteen-year-old Albert Galvan wants to raise his baby, but the court says she's better off with her foster parents.
Shawna Rush worked with troubled teens. Then she was killed by one.
His biological parents didn't want him -- but to get him the help he needs, his adoptive parents must give him up.
A judge must decide if dildos are appropriate in therapy for sexually abused children.
The state has barred a child psychologist from using adult sex toys in therapy sessions.
Schoolyard slurs, an incest charge and county social services shatter a black family's Kiowa dream.
Three kids with attachment disorder have died in Colorado -- but according to Foster Cline, their parents and therapists are the ones most in need of help.
In the rush to ban sex offenders, cities and counties may inadvertently be creating more of them down the line.
Carole Abbott was an expert witness in child sex-abuse cases. What she witnessed at home was a different matter.
The state's treatment of the developmentally disabled isn't broken. So why does Colorado want to fix it?
Raoul Wuthrich caught the Jeffco Juvenile Justice System with its pants down.
Denver Public Schools considers privatizing its health and social services.
When the state's foster-care system doesn't work, there's always the private sector. but sometimes that doesn't work, either.
Ashley Gray didn't take candy from strangers. She did from her "Uncle Jon."
Since private agencies took control of adoption in colorado, costs have gone up. For would-be parents, so have the heartaches.
HOW THE GOVERNMENT'S ATTEMPTS TO "REUNIFY" CHILDREN WITH THEIR PARENTS HURT KIDS AS MUCH AS THEY HELP THEM.
CLOSING THE HIGHLANDS BOARDING HOME PUT SOME OF DENVER'S MENTALLY ILL RESIDENTS ON THE ROAD TO A BETTER LIFE--AND LEFT OTHERS OUT IN THE COLD.LOST IN BEDLAM FOR MANY OF THE HIGHLANDS 100, DENVER'S PLAN TO RELOCATE THE MENTALLY ILL HAS BEEN A MOVE TO OBLIV
THE BATTLE LINES ARE FORMING IN THE BREWING POLITICAL SKIRMISH OVER PARENTS' RIGHTS.
AN INQUIRY TURNS DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICIALS INTO PICNIC BASKET CASES.
HOW THE WORLD TURNED UGLY FOR A CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE BEAUTY QUEEN.TO GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE WE GO WHEN A THREE-YEAR-OLD BOY SAID SHE TOUCHED HIS "TUSHIE," THE GOOD LIFE ENDED FOR BARBARA HUTTNER.