What We Do
The OCR is a state agency charged with improving best interest representation for Coloradoâ€™s children. The office contracts with over 250 attorneys who represent
youth in dependency and neglect (child abuse), delinquency,
domestic relations, paternity, truancy and probate cases.
Effective legal representation and
advocacy is a critical element
in giving children a voice in
the Colorado Court System.
By creating practice
and training for
fulfills its legislative
The Office of the Child's Representative (OCR) was created under H.B. 00-1371 in the 58th General Assembly legislative session. The purpose of the statute authorizing the OCR, Colorado Revised Statute C.R.S. Â§ 13-91-101 et seq, is to empower Colorado's most vulnerable children with uniform, high-quality counsel.
In July 2001, the OCR became responsible for enhancing the legal representation of children, establishing fair and realistic rates of compensation for attorney services, setting minimum practice and training standards, and working collaboratively with the state CASA to develop local CASA programs in each Judicial District.