House Bill 18-1346


Ensuring Protections for Older Youth in the Child Welfare & DYS Systems

Fact Sheet

Who is sponsoring this bill?

Representatives Jonathan Singer and Lois Landgraf and Senators Jim Smallwood and John Kefalas

Why is HB18-1346 needed?

Youths aged 18-20 years could be experiencing abuse or neglect while their ages by law prevent county departments from assessing the allegations.

What will HB18-1346 do?

  • Change the statutory definition of institutional abuse to include youth 18-20 years of age.
  • Allow and require county departments to assess allegations of abuse for youth aged 18-20.

Click here to view/print the Fact Sheet for HB18-1346.

For more information on the Colorado Children's Trust Fund or HB 18-1346, contact

Riley Kitts
Colorado Department of Human Services
Legislative Liaison