$76 Million Could Fix Colorado’s Youth Mental Health System, Study Finds as Kids Are Sent out of State for Care

The Colorado Sun | Jennifer Brown

“Dozens of kids are going to treatment centers out of state because Colorado’s options are so slim.”

Brown discusses the decline of Colorado’s youth residential treatment centers, as the system could easily fall apart without more funding. An actuarial study shows that it would cost $76 million to fully fund Colorado’s residential centers for children with severe mental health needs.

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