The Colorado System of Care Collaborative was formed in the Spring of 2003 to define a common vision, value system, and goals to address the complicated system of services for children, youth, and families with multiple and complex educational, safety, and overall health needs. The Collaborative is made up of concerned stakeholders representing state agencies, community programs, parents, youth, and advocates.
The core values of the system of care philosophy specify that services emphasize:
- A wide array of services
- Individualized care
- Services provided within the least restrictive environment
- Full participation of families
- Coordination among child-serving agencies and programs
- Culturally competent
Thanks to a grant from SAMHSA, the Colorado Department of Behavioral Health was able to plan how to better implement Systems of Care in Colorado. You can review this information by clicking here.
We meet on the first Friday of every month at the Jefferson County Juvenile Assessment Center, Remington Building, 11011 West 6th Ave., Lakewood, Colorado