Jan James named new director of Adams Children & Family Services

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BRIGHTON — Adams County Director of Human Services Chris Kline announced last week that Jan James is the new director of Children & Family Services. James began her new role April 1.

Jan has an extensive background in child welfare and therapeutic settings serving children and families.  An eight-year veteran of Adams County’s Children & Family Services division, James currently serves as the program manager for the Ongoing Child Protection section, where she directly oversees a team of 51 professional and paraprofessional staff. In her new role, James will manage a wide variety of programs designed to protect children and keep struggling families together.

“Jan has proven herself time and again to be a strong strategic planner,” said Kline. “We look forward to her using her vast experience and expertise to build upon our successes at Adams County,” said Kline.

A resident of Brighton, James has more than 21 years of professional experience as a social worker and child welfare advocate. Prior to working for Adams County, James held a variety of positions at the Tennyson Center for Children at Colorado Christian Home, including director of clinical services, admissions discharge coordinator, unit supervisor, and family therapist.

Children & Family Services strives to ensure the safety and well-being of children by helping them and their parents build and maintain nurturing, loving homes.