OCR's Board of Directors

The Colorado Supreme Court appoints the nine-member child’s representative board (Board) in accordance with the requirements and qualifications found in Colorado Revised Statutes § 13-91-104(2). The Board must consist of three attorneys, three advocates for children in the court system, and three citizens. There must be no more than five members of one political party and six of the seven congressional districts must be represented on the Board. The Board serves without compensation and works cooperatively with OCR’s Executive Director to provide fiscal oversight, participate in policy and funding decisions, and assist in GAL and CASA training, as needed. The diverse and experienced Board represents all seven congressional districts and has a balance of Republican and Democratic members.

Victoria Shuler

Youth Advisory Member (non-voting)
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Biographical Info

Victoria Shuler, “Tori,” is a former foster youth and the current youth advisory member of the OCR Board. Tori is the Denver Director for Fostering Great Ideas, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of foster children. Tori also serves on the board of Directors for The Colorado Child Protection Ombudsman. Tori is passionate about helping current and former foster youth share their stories to enact change in the foster care system. She believes youth perspective is vital to every part of our foster care system. Tori entered foster care at the age of three and was in and out of care in several states until she emancipated from the Arapahoe County Department of Human Services in 2007. Since that time, Tori has been an advocate for foster care reform and the protection of rights for foster children. Tori is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver with her Bachelor’s degree in History and an emphasis on the history of social movements.

 
OCR’s Board of Directors meets quarterly and meetings are open to the public. If you’d like to attend an upcoming Board meeting, please RSVP at least a week in advance to info@coloradochildrep.org.