The Family First Prevention Services Act incentivizes state systems and local agencies to move intentionally toward child welfare approaches that prioritize keeping kids safe and families together. This legislation authorizes federal reimbursement to states for the delivery of evidence-based services aimed at preventing the need for foster care.
The Colorado Lab’s mission is improving the lives of Colorado residents by partnering with state and local governments to strengthen coordinated and efficient person-centered services.
We believe that smart, strategic partnerships with government have the potential to improve people’s lives.
State and Local Government
So we listen to our state and local government partners to understand the most pressing challenges they face.
Then, we activate the research community to work with those partners to generate insights.
Together, we take a 360-degree view of problems, focusing on the needs of the whole person.
When we do this, we create powerful partnerships that drive change, improving the lives of Colorado residents.
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The Colorado legislature passed a monumental bill during the 2021 session that approved the launch of a brand new state Department of Early Childhood in the Executive Branch. This makes Colorado one of a handful of states that has an entire agency dedicated to early childhood policies and programs.