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Juvenile Defense Attorney Interim Committee

 Report to Legislative Council


 Final Report



Committee Members

Representatives Senators


Claire Levy, Chair 


Lucia Guzman, Vice-chair


 Daniel Kagan


Ted Harvey


Pete Lee 


Evie Hudak


 Clarice Navarro


Vicki Marble

 Jared Wright 


 Jessie Ulibarri


Non-Voting Members
Angela Brant Rebecca Koppes Conway
Patrick Brodhead Feliciana Lilgerose
Frances Brown Benita Martin
Kim Dvorchak Jack Smith 
Peggy Jessel Linda Weinerman 


 Staff Contacts:

Hillary Smith

Dave DeNovellis

Kerry White


(303) 866-3521

To contact committee staff, please email: 







2013 Committee Schedule
Meeting Information



July 30

Agenda Summary 9:00 a.m. HCR 0112
August 5 Agenda Summary 9:00 a.m. HCR 0112
August 19 Agenda Summary 9:00 a.m. HCR 0112
September 25 Agenda Summary 9:00 a.m. HCR 0112
October 4 Agenda Summary 9:00 a.m. HCR 0112
October 28 Agenda Summary 9:00 a.m. HCR 0112


Expungement Subcommittee Schedule
Meeting Information Location
September 16 Summary 8:00 a.m.
Denver Diversion Office
303 West Colfax Avenue, 11th Floor
Denver, CO 80204


Committee Materials 
 House Joint Resolution 13-1019
 Overview of the Committee's Charge and Deadlines  


Other Reports and Background Information Reviewed by the Committee
National Juvenile Defender Center Assessment of Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings in Colorado (2012)
American Bar Association Juvenile Justice Center Report "A Call for Justice" (2002)
National Juvenile Defender Center Report on the Role of Defense Counsel in Juvenile Court (2009)
National Juvenile Defender Center Standards for Defense (2012)
Loyola Law School Legal Studies Paper "Kids, Counsel, and Costs" (2013)
State Court Administrator's Juvenile Delinquency Benchbook (2013)
Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition Overview of Other States' Models of Juvenile Defense Counsel (2013)
Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition Summary of Other States' Statutes and Rules Regarding the Appointment and Waiver of Counsel and Indigency Determinations (2013)
Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice Task Summary of Data on First-time Juvenile Offenders (2013)
Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition Overview of Colorado's Expungement Law (2013)

Reports, Issue Briefs, and Memoranda
Date Title/Subject
 August 5 Summary of Colorado Law and U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Concerning the Appointment of Counsel for Juveniles
August 5 Overview of the Role of the Office of the State Public Defender and Indigency Determinations
August 12 SB 12-046 Concerning Disciplinary Measures in Public Schools
August 19 Summary of 2013 Juvenile Justice Legislation in Other States
September 16 Overview of State Law and Recent Legislation Concerning Truancy Proceedings


Proposed Legislation
Bill Designation
Short Title
Former Bill Designation
 Bill A Defense Counsel For Juvenile Offenders  Bill 1
 Bill B Social Workers For Juveniles  Bill 3
Resolution A Request Judicial Action On Juvenile Defense Resolution 1 
Bills Not Recommended To Legislative Council
Bill Designation
Short Title
Bill 2 Create Juvenile Defense Division

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