Abuse of Youth In Custody Subcommittee

The Abuse of Youth in Custody Subcommittee was seated by the Commission in September 2018 and plans to conclude its work by June 2019. This Subcommittee was seated in response to a mandate by the Colorado General Assembly through House Bill 2018-1346 (Concerning child abuse related to youth who are under the continuing jurisdiction of the court in an out-of-home placement when they are younger than twenty-one years of age). The Subcommittee will study whether existing criminal statutes address abuse of a child or youth in facilities operated by the Colorado Department of Human Services (see the definition of "facility" in HB18-1346) and will report its findings to the Commission. The Commission must submit a final report to the General Assembly by July 1, 2019.