Stephanie Villafuerte

Colorado Child Protection Ombudsman, Child Protection Ombudsman of Colorado
Denver, Colorado

Stephanie Villafuerte serves as Coloradoā€™s Child Protection Ombudsman. This state agency is an independent and neutral organization that serves as a resource and systems navigator for stakeholders and the general public, reviews complaints about the child protection system, and makes recommendations to the legislature and state government for system improvements.

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We are pleased to share Ascend at the Aspen Instituteā€™s newest report – Reimagining Child Welfare and Realizing a Networked Approach to Family Well-Being. Tapping the expertise and experience of families, Ascend Fellows, and the Ascend Network, this report is the result of our effort that began in 2020 to interrogate the systems, practices, and policies that …

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PublicationApril 10, 2023
Group of Ascend Fellows at Wind Cave National Park
My heart is filled with love and gratitude for the courageous community of leaders our Ascend at the Aspen Institute team works with everyday. Ā And I am simply delighted to share ourĀ Ascend at the Aspen Institute Impact & InspirationĀ Report. In thisĀ magazine-style 2022 Impact & Inspiration Report, you will meet just a few of those inspiring …

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PublicationFebruary 14, 2023
What would it take to make Colorado the best place to have a child and raise a thriving family? To answer that question, Ascend invested in a cohort of diverse leaders across systems and communities, on the Front Range and along the Western Slope – leaders with big ideas and leverage points to transform Colorado’s …

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BlogNovember 13, 2019
Washington, DC, May 16, 2017 Ć¢ā‚¬ā€œ The Aspen Institute announced the inaugural class of its Colorado Children and Families Health and Human Services Fellowship. The Fellowship invests in visionary leaders committed to making Colorado the best place to have a child and sustain a healthy, thriving family.
Press ReleasesMay 16, 2017