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Colorado AFCC

Colorado Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Contact: April Freier, Administrative Assistant
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June 29, 2022


Association for Conflict Resolution. ACR is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution.

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.  AFCC is an interdisciplinary and international association of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children an families through the resolution of family conflict.
Colorado Chapter

Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee.  The Boulder IDC is a non-profit organization of mental health professionals, attorneys, and mediators working in the areas of parental responsibility.  Its purpose is to promote professions involved in helping children and parents through the process of divorce.

Colorado Bar Association.

Colorado Legal Services.  CLS provides assistance for low-income Coloradans seeking legal assistance and Colorado legal advocates.

Colorado Council of Mediators and Mediation Organizations.  CCMO is dedicated to providing leadership and support to the mediation profession, and information to the public.

Colorado Judicial Branch.

Community Mental Health Centers (CHMCs). In 1967, Congress passed the Community Mental Health Centers Act, which was motivated by President John F. Kennedy's vision to adopt a "bold new approach" to the treatment of mental illness in the United States. This law led to the establishment of comprehensive Community Mental Health Centers (CHMCs) throughout the country. If you are in need of Mental Health or Substance Use services Colorado’s CMHCs are available in every county in Colorado. CMHC’s offer a multitude of services to meet the needs of individuals and families here in Colorado.

Click on this link: and click or choose your county from the drop-down option to find the name, phone number, and website to the CMHC near you.

Self Help Center.  This site is intended to assist laypersons in learning about Colorado Rules & Laws, case filing requirements, available services in Colorado & general information to assist them in representing themselves in court matters.

Colorado Courts.

Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee.  The MDICis a non-profit organization of mental health professionals, attorneys, and mediators working in the areas of parental responsibility.  Its purpose is to promote professions involved in helping children and parents through the process of divorce.

Up to Parents.  This is a free, confidential, and interactive website for divorcing and divorced parents at or, for never-married parents, at

CFI News (December 2011): Child and Family Investigators Pursuant to CRS 14-10-116.5 was amended again and was adopted and made effective as of 11.30.11 by Chief Justice Bender. The JDF 1318 form (Order Appointing Child and Family Investigator) was also revised to
reflect the new change. Click here or go to:

Highlights of the new CFI Chief Justice Directive:

• Establishes guidelines for appointment of CFIs
• State Court Administrators Office (SCAO) will develop a complaint form
• Clarifies complaint procedures for privately paid attorney and State paid non-attorney CFI's
• Establishes policy related to sanctions
• CFIs required to obtain and pay for CBI fingerprint and background checks on or before March 1, 2012
• SCAO to develop standardized CFI Affidavit and Disclosure document for CFIs to complete and submit
• SCAO will develop a state-wide eligibility roster of CFI's
• Presumptive maximum fee of $2,000 excludes testimony; presumptive fee for testimony is $500 (caps in place for report and testimony unless prior court approval is obtained)
• Modifies language concerning CFI’s authority to conduct certain types of evaluation or testing; drug and alcohol or other evaluations should only be done by the CFI if specifically ordered
by the court and only when such evaluation is the sole issue for which the appointment of the CFI was made
• Requires a specific date be established for the submission of CFI’s report
• Requires termination of the Order of Appointment upon entry of the final decree or post-decree orders
• Addresses the removal of quasi-judicial immunity from the Order of Appointment, by stating that the CFI is acting within the authority of the court’s order so long as s/he is following a
specific Order of Appointment to investigate and report
• Requires liability and malpractice insurance for all professionals
• SCAO will develop a standardized 40-hour curriculum and establish policies for the use of the curriculum before December 31, 2012

This list is not intended to be inclusive of all changes. CFIs should review the amended Chief Justice Directive carefully.

For more information contact Bill DeLisio at 303-837-3623 or at


Upcoming Events

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Save The Date!
Upcoming Webinar
Sept 28, 2021
Nov 30, 2021
Jan 25, 2022
Mar 29, 2022

Mediation and Early Neutral Assessment (ENA): How to Make the Most of a Good Thing

Spring Conference and Members' Meeting & Elections
April 8, 2022

Resist Refuse Dynamics
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Barbara Fidler

Click here for more information.

COAFCC Fall Conference:
Cultural Sensitivity, Humility, and Competence
October 28 & 29, 2022
Denver and Online
Watch here for details