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Abuse Of Youth Under 21 In Care Of Institution

Concerning child abuse related to youth who are under the continuing jurisdiction of the court in an out-of-home placement when they are younger than twenty-one years of age.
2018 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Human Services
Bill Summary

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.)


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