Institutional Abuse Review Team

The Institution Administrative Review Team (IART) is a citizen review panel that is required by the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) (P.L. 111-320). IART was created to review Institutional Assessments to determine whether the county conducted a thorough assessment, provide technical assistance and coaching to facilities and county staff, provide feedback to the counties through the child welfare case management system, and provide the county who completed the assessment with guidance on the missing information. IART is required to submit a report for inclusion in Colorado's Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR).

IART meets the fourth Friday of the month at various locations throughout the state. There are 29 regular members assigned to IART. Membership includes representation from: county partners (large, medium and small counties), Colorado Department of Human Services (Division of Child Welfare, Division of Youth Corrections, and the Office of Behavioral Health), Colorado State Foster Parent Association (CSFPA), Child Placement Agencies (CPAs), staff from residential child care facilities (RCCF), and the medical community

The IART is presently looking for new members. If you are interested, please apply here.

Meetings

Agendas and Minutes

Members

Committee Co-Chairs

State Representative Community Representative
Joey Brozek - Division of Child Welfare Lucy Sloan - Adams County
  Anna Dunsworth - Denver County

Local Government Representatives

Name Representative
Metro Child Welfare Representative Jennifer Huerta - Douglas County
Metro Child Welfare Representative Alice Teslow - Jefferson County
Metro Child Welfare Representative Shaunna McGrath - Boulder County
Metro Child Welfare Representative Ashley Wunderle - Arapahoe County
Metro Child Welfare Representative Alison Ivory - Arapahoe County
Northern County Child Welfare Representative Ashleigh Titus - Weld County
Southern County Child Welfare Representative Jannice Zumo - El Paso County
Western County Child Welfare Representative Nicci Surad - Mesa County

Community Representatives

Name Representative
Medical Services Representative Dr. Antonia Chiesa - Children's Hospital of Colorado
Community-based Provider Bonnie Wright - Devereaux Cleo Wallace Community Placement Services
Community-based Provider Michelle Powner - Ariel Community Placement Services

State Department Representatives

Name Representative
Colorado Department of Human Services - Division of Child Welfare Tony Jackson
Colorado Department of Human Services - Division of Child Welfare Dixie Gray
Colorado Department of Human Services - Division of Youth Services Cindy Owen
Colorado Department of Human Services - Division of Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement (ARD) James Martinez
Colorado Department of Human Services - Division of Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement (ARD) Adolfo Reglado
Colorado Department of Human Services - Division of Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement (ARD) Robert Newport
Legislation & Reports

§ C.R.S.19-3-308: Statue Governing the Institution a Abuse Review Team