OCR's Board of Directors

The Colorado Supreme Court appoints the nine-member child’s representative board (Board) in accordance with the requirements and qualifications found in Colorado Revised Statutes § 13-91-104(2). The Board must consist of three attorneys, three advocates for children in the court system, and three citizens. There must be no more than five members of one political party and six of the seven congressional districts must be represented on the Board. The Board serves without compensation and works cooperatively with OCR’s Executive Director to provide fiscal oversight, participate in policy and funding decisions, and assist in GAL and CASA training, as needed. The diverse and experienced Board represents all seven congressional districts and has a balance of Republican and Democratic members.

Barbara Shaklee

Chair of the OCR Board of Directors
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Biographical Info

Dem. | First Congressional District | Attorney

Barbara Shaklee is an attorney who served as guardian ad litem for ten years prior to joining the Human Services Section of the Denver City Attorney’s office. Ms. Shaklee was with that office for twenty two years and served as the Child Welfare Division Director and then Human Services Section Director. She retired in 2014. Ms. Shaklee has served on numerous policy committees, including the Governor’s Child Welfare Action Committee and is a past editor of the Juvenile Law Column of The Colorado Lawyer.

OCR’s Board of Directors meets quarterly and meetings are open to the public. If you’d like to attend an upcoming Board meeting, please RSVP at least a week in advance to info@coloradochildrep.org.