Colorado audit of child placement finds background check problems

December 19, 2014

A state audit has found that counties aren't properly conducting background checks before placing children in the care of relatives.

The Colorado Department of Human Services found that only 65 percent of the required checks were done statewide. KMGH-TV reported that some smaller rural counties, including Delta, Rio Grande and Archuleta, performed a quarter or less of the checks. Weld, Broomfield and Crowley were among the best for doing checks.