The purpose of the Family First Prevention Act (Family First) Implementation Team is to implement the "Colorado Family First Prevention Services Act: A Road Map to the Future," created by the Family First Prevention Services Act Advisory Committee. The Family First Implementation Team is responsible to develop, deploy and monitor a plan to implement the specific defined topic area recommendations and activities within the Road Map. Objectives and outcomes include:
- Ensuring Colorado Family First vision/values are being upheld
- Defining/prioritizing areas of focus
- Identifying and recruiting needed people for participation in implementation workgroups
- Assuring an evaluation component accompanies implementation
- Monitoring and reporting on implementation progress (use of data)
- Developing and implementing a communication and education plan
- Communicating and coordinating with ColoradoDepartment of Human Services, Advisory Committee and The Delivery of Child Welfare Services Task Force
Name Title/Role Al Estrada Associate Director, Division of Youth Services Alison Young Family Law Program Manager-State Court Administrator's Office Andrew Gabor Director of Child and Adolescent Services-State - OBH Angela Lytle Deputy Director, Child and Adult Protection Services-Arapahoe County Human Services Ashley Chase Legislative Liaison Office of Child Representative Barb Weinstein Director, Division of Children, Youth, Families and Adult Protection, Jefferson County Human Services. Dan Makelky Director-Douglas County Human Services Dennis Desparrois Placement Services Unit Manager-State - DCW Rebecca Durbahn VP of Admissions and Campus Programs-Tennyson Center Representative Elysia Clemens Deputy Director, Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab, University of Denver Gail Engel Executive Director-Grand Family Coalition Gretchen Russo Juvenile &, Legislative Administrator-State - OCYF Heather O'Hayre Director of Human and Economic Health Services, Larimer County Heather Walker CW Director-Weld County Human Services Janeen McGee Director-Lake County Human Services Janis L. James Director Children &, Family Services-Adams County Human Services Judy Rodriguez Child Welfare Manager-Larimer County Human Services Julia Dawson Client Service Coordinator - State - CDHS Justine Miracle Development Specialist, Health Care and Public Financing - HCPF Kate Jankovsky Child Fatality Prevention System Manager-State - CDPHE Kari Daggett Deputy Director Division of Child Welfare - DCW Kelly Sawka Finance Manager-State - CDHS Kendra Dunn Strengthening Families Director State - OEC Kit Thompson Family &, Children Services Division Director-Boulder County Housing and Human Services Lucille Echohawk Executive Director-Denver Indian Family Resource Center Makita Cotto Child advocate Megan Kauffmann Performance Analyst, Office of Children, Youth and Families - OCYF Sherry Hansen Protective Services Administrator-Elbert County Human Services Suzette Keating Child Welfare Program Administrator-Pueblo County Human Services Tiffany Perrin ZOMA Fellow, Tennyson Center Toni Miner Family Support Partner, Jefferson County Tracey Garchar Executive Director-Mesa County Human Services
- Agendas and Minutes
Implementation Team Workgroups
The CO FFPSA Implementation team has launched the Assessment workgroup to define the assessment protocol as it relates to QRTP.
The CO FFPSA Implementation team has launched the QRTP workgroup to develop recommendations on how to implement the FFPSA requirements for QRTP, integrating efforts of workgroups on the Trauma-Informed Model, Assessment Tool and Child/Family plans to ensure consistent roll out.
- Child and Family Plan
The CO FFPSA Implementation team has launched the Child and Family Plan workgroup to ensure child and family plans meet FFPSA expectations and guidelines and to assess the feasibility of integrating these FFPSA plans into any other existing plans.
- Services Continuum
The CO FFPSA Implementation team has launched the Services Continuum workgroup to ensure FFPSA requirements are met to enable access to IV-E funding for placement prevention services and to define/identify a service continuum of care from prevention, early intervention, stabilization, permanency, reunification, and re-entry.
The CO Family First Implementation Team has launched the Communication workgroup to develop, implement and monitor a communication plan that provides current, consistent and accessible information and resources to all Family First stakeholders.
- Juvenile Justice