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Youth Seclusion Working Group

The Youth Seclusion Working Group was created through HB 16-1328. The purpose of this working group, as outlined in C.R.S 26-20-110, is to advise the Division of Youth Services (DYS) on policies, procedures, and best practices related to seclusion and alternatives to such seclusion.

The working group shall monitor the DYS's use of confinement for administrative purposes. If necessary, the working group may make recommendations to the DYSand Colorado legislative committees of reference about the use of confinement for administrative purposes.

The working group met for the first time on July 29, 2016, and the work of the group shall conclude its work no later than September 1, 2024.

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Meetings

Agendas and Minutes
Legislation and Resources

§ C.R.C. 26-20-110 : Statute Governing the Youth Seclusion Working Group

Members

 

NameRepresentation
Minna CastilloCDHS Executive Director Designee
Anders JacobsonDirector of the Division of Youth Services
Ashley TunstallDirector of Behavioral Health within the Division of Youth Services
Renee MarquardtDirector of the Office of Behavioral Health Designee
VacantFormer Senior Executive of the Division of Youth Services
VacantEmployee of the Division of Youth Services
Denise RodriguezNon-profit advocacy group that works to restrict seclusion for youth, appointed by the Speaker of the House
VacantNon-profit advocacy group that works to restrict seclusion for youth, appointed by the Senate President
VacantExpert in adolescent development, adolescent brain development or trauma informed care, appointed by the Senate Minority Leader
Tom LeverseeExpert in Juvenile Development or Detention Issues, Appointed by the House Minority Leader
VacantDivision of Youth Services Research 
Amanda PenningtonOffice of the Child Protection Ombudsman
VacantOffice of the State Public Defender