Task Force on the Collection and Security of Digital Images of Evidence of Child Abuse or Neglect

The Task Force on the Collection and Security of Digital Images of Evidence of Child Abuse or Neglect was created through HB 1377

This task force studies current laws, rules and practices followed in the state and best practices in other states regarding the documentation of evidence or the absence of evidence of suspected child abuse through the collection and security of digital images by government employees. The task force also considers whether the statutes and practices concerning the collection of evidence of suspected abuse or neglect and the use of digital images are consistent with existing technologies and emerging technologies, and recommends the best practices to be used in the collection and security of digital imagery evidence of child abuse or neglect. On or before December 1, 2017, the task force shall submit an initial written report on its findings and progress to the Governor. A final written report shall be made on or before December 1, 2018.

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Meetings

 

Members

Name Representation
Ann Rosales Executive Director of the State Department Designee
Stephanie Villafuerte Child Protection Ombudsman
Dorothy Macias Representative of the Office of the Child's Representative
Melissa Michaelis Representative of the Respondent Parent's Counsel
Jennifer Anderson Representative of the Attorney General's Office
Daniel McDonald Representative of the Colorado District Attorney's Council
Dr. Kathryn Wells Licensed Pediatrician with previous experience in child abuse and neglect cases
Lorendia Schmidt Representative of the Child Welfare Training Academy 
Ruby Richards Director of a County Department
Megan Lechner Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
Linda Nolte Licensed Psychiatrist or Psychologist who works with children who have been abused of neglected
Diana Goldberg Individual who is a forensic interviewer with an accredited child advocacy center 
Charolette Lippolis Professional social work organization with experience counseling children who have been abused or neglected
Tonya Thompson Representative of schools
Elizabeth Ferguson Individual who is a caseworker for a county department who conducts assessments of child abuse or neglect cases
Michael Valentine Representative with relevant experience 
Jennifer Vanderpool Representative of the Law enforcement who investigates investigating allegations of child abuse or neglect
Theresa Sidebotham Attorney in private practice who has experience dealing with child abuse or neglect cases
John Buckley
Attorney in private practice who has experience dealing with child abuse or neglect cases
Amy Russell Individual who represents a child advocacy organization active in the state
John Thirkell County Attorney with experience in dependency of neglect cases