The Douglas County Placement Alternatives Commission serves as the Douglas County Juvenile Community Review Board and members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Prior to placement of a child in a residential community placement the Placement Alternatives Commission members review the case file of the child and make a decision regarding residential community placement taking into consideration the results of the objective risk assessment by the Department of Human Services; the needs of the child; and the criteria established based on the interests of the community. For additional information contact Dan Makelky, Human Services Director, at 303-688-4825.
The Placement Alternatives Commission meets on the third Friday of the month (as needed).
Laurie Elliot – Arapahoe / Douglas Mental Health
Dan Makelky – Douglas County Human Services Director
Joe Barela – Arapahoe / Douglas Works
Captain Kevin Duffy – Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Beth Miller – Shiloh House / Placement
Betsy Peffer – Douglas County School District
Jedd Hafer – Foster Parent
Shelly Sack – Probation
Pamela Wakefield – Attorney
Barb Kamdat – Development Pathways
Marsha Alston – Douglas County Youth Initiative
Paula Allderdice – Tri County Health Department
- Application for Appointment for Citizen Boards, Committees and Commissions, and External Boards – If you are interested in applying, please complete this online form. It will be submitted to staff for review.
- Boards, Commissions and Committees Code of Conduct (Code of Conduct does not apply to External Boards).
- Douglas County Volunteer Connect – Volunteer Connect of Douglas County, Colorado is a community resource provided by the Partnership of Douglas County Governments. The purpose of this site is to bring organizations in need of volunteers in touch with the individuals in our community who are looking for ways to help. The Volunteer Connect website is designed as a “one-stop-shop” for volunteers to search and sign up for opportunities that match their area of interest, location, and schedule.