The Colorado Department of Human Services works with a number of partners, including Colorado's county human services departments, other government agencies, and nonprofit agencies, to carry out our mission.


Boards and commissions

CDHS administers several types of boards and commissions, including the State Board of Human Services, as well as governor-appointed and internal boards and commissions.

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Colorado has a state-supervised and county-administered human services system. County departments are the main provider of direct services to families, children and adults.

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State-tribal relations

CDHS is committed to working with the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe on a government-to-government basis. CDHS and the tribes hold annual formal consultations.

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Several of CDHS's offices, divisions and programs offer training for their partners. They include boards and commissions; foster, adoptive and kin families; and child abuse mandatory reporting.

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