Here are a few of the organizations in Colorado Springs working hard to address the challenges faced by young adults involved in foster care and the justice system.


Court Appointed Special Advocates are community volunteers who speak up for the best interests of foster children during court hearings and who advocate for the child’s best interests throughout their time in foster care.


Joint Initiatives for Youth & Families

Joint Initiatives fosters hope for a better future for the children and families they serve throughout our community. They work to prevent, reduce, and solve social problems when families have limited or fragmented access to resources and support.


Department of Human Services

The Colorado Department of Human Services’ Division of Child Welfare oversees child welfare practice and provides policy direction to advocate for the best interest of youth in their care.


Forge Evolution

Forge Evolution

Colorado Springs Forge Evolution (formerly Teen Court) provides an alternative to regular Municipal Court sentencing for first-time misdemeanor offenses committed by young people between 10 and 18 years of age. 


The Place

The Place’s vision is to see all Colorado youth have safe housing, supportive relationships, and the opportunity for self-sufficiency and success. They are committed to igniting the potential in youth to exit homelessness and create self-determined, fulfilled lives.


Dale House Project

The Dale House Project offers a community where young adults can find a “home away from home” and prepare for what’s next in their lives by developing the habits, skills, and practices needed to thrive.


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Margaret J. Wheatley

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