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7870BE582431027C872582780072D6CA Hearing Summary


Date Apr 23, 2018      
Location SCR 352

HB18-1176 - Referred to Senate Appropriations

02:54:22 PM  

Senator Cooke, sponsor, explained HB18-1176, concerning continuation of the grant program in the Department of Corrections to provide funding to eligible community-based organizations that provide reentry services to offenders, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations in the 2017 report of the Department of Regulatory Agencies.  Senator Cooke further expounded upon the the program and its successful track record. 



02:58:02 PM  

Christie Donner, representing the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, testified in support of the bill.  She explained that the bill helps to improve successful reintegration into the community for those on parole.  She explained the amendment by the House that opens up eligibility to those from half-way houses.  She discussed the role of the intermediary and the importance of providing communication and data collection and analysis. 

03:01:52 PM  

Johanna Leal, representing the Colorado Department of Corrections, testified in favor of the measure.  She emphasized that the program builds bridges, improves communication between agencies, and leverages resources in new ways. 

03:04:49 PM  

Hassan Latif, representing the Second Chance Center, spoke in support of the bill.  He stated that the program has showed positive results over the past four years.

03:08:52 PM  

Senator Cooke made closing remarks.  Committee members expressed their appreciation of the reentry program. 

03:10:50 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1176 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Cooke
Coram Yes
Fields Yes
Kagan Yes
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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