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.
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Name Affiliation Anne Auld Illuminate Colorado Candice Bailey Lighthouse Consultants of Colorado, LLC Ashley Chase Office of the Child's Representative Kimberly Collins Lakewood Police Department Hannah Colter Violence Free Colorado James Connell CDHS Division of Child Welfare Amber Dewan El Paso County Department of Human Services Jamie Fraipont-Daszkiewicz Open Heart Advocates Andrea Fuller Entrepreneur and advocate Allison Gonzales CDHS Administrative Review Division Charlotte Granison Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center Jesse Hansen Domestic Violence Offender Management Board Anastasia Jaeb Weld County Department of Human Services Melanie Jordan Office of Respondent Parents' Counsel Mandi McKinley Alternative Horizons Shannon Meddings Denver City Attorney's Office Wendy Oldenbrook Child Protection Ombudsman Elizabeth Randall Arkansas Valley Resource Center Ruby Richards Douglas County Department of Human Services Lindsey Spraker Lifelong, Inc. Jae Dee Wood Bright Future Foundation