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Margaret Booker – Project Director Denver Human Services Linda Trantow – Project Administrator Denver Human Services Michele Hanna – Evaluator Butler Family Institute University of Denver Denver ’ s Village Wrapping Families with Community Support
The City and County of Denver is 156 square miles in size. That is 3 times as big as Washington DC.
Denver’s population is 592,052, with 153,102 being people Under the age of 18. 1% of the population is multi-ethnic and 1% are Native American 11% of the population is of African-American Descent Hispanic Peoples are 35 % of Denver’s Population 49% of the population is Caucasian
Increased numbers of approved resource and concurrent planning homes reflecting the racial, ethnic, and cultural characteristics of children coming into care.
Build and maintain DHS and Community Infrastructure to support early and active permanency planning Increase the number of children placed in kinship homes Increase retention rate of resource families and reduce the dropout rate of prospective families Streamline processes to achieve Completion of certification in a shorter time period