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Domestic Abuse Statutory Definition Task Force

The Domestic Abuse Statutory Definition Task Force was created within the state department in accordance with HB21-1099. The task force will work to determine a recommended definition of domestic abuse to be included in C.R.S. Title 19, the Children's Code. A report with the task force’s recommended definition will be provided to the Health and Human Services Committee of the Senate and the Public and Behavioral Health and Human Services Committee of the House of Representatives in December of 2022. The task force will review proposed language concerning best practices and training regarding domestic abuse for child welfare. 

The task force is comprised of 21 voting members who are appointed by the director of the Office of Children, Youth and Families within CDHS.

Meetings

Agendas and Minutes
Resources
Members
NameAffiliation
Anne AuldIlluminate Colorado
Candice BaileyLighthouse Consultants of Colorado, LLC
Ashley ChaseOffice of the Child's Representative
Kimberly CollinsLakewood Police Department
Hannah ColterViolence Free Colorado
James ConnellCDHS Division of Child Welfare
Amber DewanEl Paso County Department of Human Services
Jamie Fraipont-DaszkiewiczOpen Heart Advocates
Andrea FullerEntrepreneur and advocate
Allison GonzalesCDHS Administrative Review Division
Charlotte GranisonRocky Mountain Children's Law Center
Jesse HansenDomestic Violence Offender Management Board
Anastasia JaebWeld County Department of Human Services
Melanie JordanOffice of Respondent Parents' Counsel
Mandi McKinleyAlternative Horizons
Shannon MeddingsDenver City Attorney's Office
Wendy OldenbrookChild Protection Ombudsman
Elizabeth RandallArkansas Valley Resource Center
Ruby RichardsDouglas County Department of Human Services
Lindsey SprakerLifelong, Inc.
Jae Dee WoodBright Future Foundation