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Pre-Adolescent Services Task Force

The Pre-Adolescent Services Task Force was established by House Bill 22-1131, which required the Colorado Department of Human Services to create a 32-member task force to examine potential gaps in services for juveniles who are 10-12 years of age, should the minimum age of prosecution of juveniles increase from 10 to 13. The task force will identify how the identified services can be delivered outside the juvenile justice system and make recommendations for funding those services. The task force is to complete a report with its findings and recommendations by Dec. 30 to four legislative committees.

All task force meetings will have a virtual participation option to allow for the greatest flexibility, participation from across the state, and consideration of peak COVID-19 transmission periods. Task force meetings will be held (per statute) at least twice every month from August through December or more frequently to perform its required duties.

Meetings
  • Aug. 1, 2022
  • Aug. 26, 2022
  • Sept. 16, 2022
  • Sept. 30, 2022: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 14, 2022: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 28, 2022: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 4, 2022: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 18, 2022: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 2, 2022: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 9, 2022: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 13: 3 to 4:40 p.m. (View recording of wordsmithing session; passcode: qlQ?!PE8)
  • Dec. 14: 10 to 11:30 a.m. (View recording of wordsmithing session; passcode: B%T0hQF!)
  • Jan. 13: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Jan. 27: 1 to 4 p.m.
     
  • Feb. 16: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86818057817
    Meeting ID: 868 1805 7817
    Dial: 719 359 4580 US
     
  • Feb. 17: 2 to 3 p.m
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87068705068
    Meeting ID: 870 6870 5068
    Dial: 719 359 4580 US

 

Agendas and Minutes

Resources

Membership
Member Representation
Sen. Julie Gonzales State Senate
Rep. Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez State House of Representatives
Rep. Mary Bradfield State House of Representatives
Kelly Abbott Division of Criminal Justice 
Kelly Friesen Law enforcement agency
Kirsta Britton District attorney
Liz Upton Defense attorney
Kelley Southerland Probationary services
Katie Hecker Office of the Child's Representative
Shawna Geiger  Office of Respondent Parent Counsel
Trevor Williams State Division of Child Welfare
Chris Meyer Behavioral Health Administration
Todd Cordrey Rural school district
Darcy Brown Urban school district
M.K. Hooley-Underwood Local collaborative management program
Kristine Rolfes Local juvenile services planning committee
Luke Yoder Restorative Justice Council
Rodrick Prayer Health Care Policy and Financing
Martha Johnson Rural county department of human services
Sara Boylan Urban county department of human services
Elizabeth Doner Treatment provider: problematic sexual behavior
Robin Friesen-Holwell Victim services for children representative
Cynthia Chapman Sexual assault victim representative
Jessica Courtney Pediatric mental/behavioral health
Dr. Carly Muller Pediatrician or pediatric clinician
Elie Zwiebel  Nonprofit organization-legal services
Natalie Baddour Community/non-profit that provides services
Sharletta Evans Community/non-profit that provides services
Tresha Davenport Representative who experienced incarceration, homelessness, or out of home placement as a juvenile or a parent/legal guardian 
Nathaniel Hailpern Representative who experienced incarceration, homelessness, or out of home placement as a juvenile or a parent/legal guardian 
Phillip Roybal Representative who experienced incarceration, homelessness, or out of home placement as a juvenile or a parent/legal guardian 
Contact information

If you have questions about the Pre-Adolescent Services Task Force, email Gretchen Russo at gretchen.russo@state.co.us.