The bill requires the division of criminal justice in the department of public safety (division) to provide human trafficking training to law enforcement agencies and entities that provide services to human trafficking victims. The training may include:
- Train-the-trainer programs;
- Direct trainings; and
- Online training programs.
The training may be provided to law enforcement agencies, organizations that provide direct services to human trafficking victims, school personnel and parents or guardians of students, and any other organization, agency, or group that would benefit from such training. The training must be developed in consultation with the Colorado human trafficking council. When considering requests for training, the division should give priority to requests from areas of the state that have limited access to training resources. Beginning in 2020, the council's annual human trafficking report must include an update on the training provided. The bill repeals the training provisions on September 1, 2023, and requires a sunset review prior to the repeal.
The bill requires the Colorado school safety resource center to include awareness and prevention of human trafficking in the materials and training that it provides.
The bill appropriates $72,128 from the sex offender surcharge fund to the division to implement the training provisions.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)