Initial QRTP analysis released

July 12, 2021

The Division of Child Welfare is working with licensed congregate care providers to provide technical assistance as they develop plans to meet the requirements of the Family First Prevention Services Act. Family First creates a new facility license type called a Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP), and many currently licensed providers in Colorado are planning to obtain a QRTP license.

As of July 7, 2021, 17 providers are actively pursuing a QRTP license and are projected to have the capacity to serve 205 children and youth. Additionally, six providers are pursuing a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF) license. Colorado is on track to meet the projected minimum QRTP capacity needed in order to implement Family First, and DCW will continue to support providers in increasing QRTP capacity. 

Download the draft analysis. This is a working document. Subscribe to the Family First Digest to receive monthly updates about Family First in Colorado.

More resources

  • QRTP application process
  • IMDs and QRTP – understanding the issue and Colorado’s approach
  • If you are a provider and need assistance, please contact your licensing specialist for support.
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