House Bill 18-1044

House Bill 18-1044 Colorado Children's Trust Fund Act

Strengthen Colorado Children's Trust Fund

Bill Draft  |  Fact Sheet  |  Fiscal Note

Who is sponsoring this bill?

Representative Kraft-Tharp and Senator Priola

Why is HB18-1044 needed?

The Colorado Children's Trust Fund (CCTF) was originally created with a broad goal of raising funds to help prevent child abuse throughout Colorado. Currently a small program, the CCTF needs to be able to better position itself to bring in investments, innovate solutions, and focus efforts to prevent child fatalities, near fatalities and extreme events harmful to children.

What will HB18-1044 do?

  • Set up a 501(c)(3) arm of the Colorado Children's Trust Fund to bring in more resources from charitable groups to support prevention of child abuse and neglect at local levels.
  • Conduct research, educate providers and develop best practices from evidence-based strategies.
  • Strengthen membership on the CCTF board.

Click here to view/print the Fact Sheet for HB18-1044.

Click here to view/print the draft of HB18-1044.

Click here to view/print the Fiscal Note for HB18-1044.

For more information on the Colorado Children's Trust Fund or HB 18-1044, contact

Riley Kitts
Colorado Department of Human Services
Legislative Liaison