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House Bill 13-1239 charges CDHS with the responsibility of creating a “statewide youth development plan” in partnership with stakeholders. The planning committee consisted of representatives from various community organizations, state departments, and youth members. This plan is aimed at strengthening Colorado’s youth system by identifying gaps, best practices, existing evidence-supported work, and recommended enhancements. The goals of the plan are to identify key issues affecting youth and young adults, and to align strategic efforts to achieve positive outcomes for all youth and young adults. This plan reflects the Committee’s work to create informed recommendations that will strengthen Colorado’s youth system, which serves youth and young adults ages 9 years to 25 years.