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.

Marc Winokur

Photo of Marc Winokur

Biographical Info

Dem. | Second Congressional District | Advocate

Marc Winokur, Ph.D., has been the Director of the Social Work Research Center of Colorado State University since 2004. Dr. Winokur received his Ph.D. in Education and Human Resources Studies with a specialization in Research Methods and Program Evaluation and has nine years of applied research and program evaluation experience in child welfare. He has conducted studies on differential response, kinship care, foster care, residential placements, adoption, family preservation, family treatment drug courts and juvenile sexual offender treatment. His additional research interests include family engagement practices, trauma screening, assessment and interventions and safety and risk assessment in child welfare. Dr. Winokur is a widely respected expert who advocates for children in the court system through the establishment of best practices in child welfare. His research is utilized nationally in child welfare cases.

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.