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.

Maria Valdez

Biographical Info

Unaffiliated | Sixth Congressional District | Attorney

Maria Valdez has represented children’s best interest as a guardian ad litem in dependency and neglect, delinquency, paternity, truancy and high conflict domestic relations matters since 1999. Ms. Valdez also serves as a guardian ad litem for adults and represents parties in contempt proceedings and immigration matters. Prior to opening her solo practice in 1999, Ms. Valdez served as an Assistant District Attorney in Weld County. Ms. Valdez is fluent in Spanish and has served as a volunteer attorney with Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network.

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.