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Colorado’s primary focus was the development of a practice protocol for screening, assessment, engagement, and retention. Given the autonomy of the county-administered service delivery system, the team recognized that County-level involvement would be essential to achieving change in practice. Several strategies were included in the work plan to address this.

The major product goals and levels of accomplishment were:

In addition to the outcomes listed above, the IDTA led Colorado to establish a licensing category for substance abuse treatment professionals who want to specialize in working with families involved in the child welfare system.