Under existing law, the office of the child's representative (office) oversees court-appointed special advocate (CASA) programs and is authorized to enter into an agreement with a nonprofit entity to provide coordination and support of CASA activities in Colorado. The bill relocates provisions concerning the statewide oversight of CASA programs and the office's authority to enter into an agreement with a nonprofit entity (state CASA entity). The bill requires the state CASA entity to submit a report to the office concerning the performance of its duties within one month prior to receiving an allocation for CASA programs. The state CASA entity is required, at least annually, to certify to the office the amount that each local CASA program receives from each allocation.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)