The Douglas County Placement Alternatives Commission serves as the Douglas County Juvenile Community Review Board, which prior to placement of a child in a residential community placement, shall 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).
Members are appointed countywide and serve two-year terms.
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 – If you are interested in applying, please complete this online form. It will be submitted to staff for review.