Requesting DHS Records
Colorado law addresses records access and requests for human services cases. Most records requests can be submitted to DHS following the process detailed below. “Discovery” for court cases are also considered records requests, and can be completed by working with your attorney. Pro se parents may contact their caseworker(s) to learn the process of requesting needed documentation.
The Custodian of Records will not release records or reports that were created by another agency, such as law enforcement, medical entities, etc. They also cannot speak to the existence of (or entitlement to) additional records under C.R.S. § 24-72-201 et seq. and 24-72-301 et seq. Other agencies must be contacted directly by the individual making the request.