Abuse Of Youth Under 21 In Care Of Institution
Child abuse - institutional abuse - reporting requirement. The act directs the Colorado commission on criminal and juvenile justice to study the issue of institutional child abuse for children and youth in facilities operated by the department of human services. On or before July 1, 2019, the commission shall provide a report with its findings and recommendations to the general assembly.
The act adds language to the definition of "institutional abuse" in the Colorado Children's Code to clarify that it includes an act or omission that threatens the life, health, or welfare of a person younger than 21 years of age who is under the continuing jurisdiction of the court.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)