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Bill Detail: SB22-183

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Title Crime Victims Services
Status Governor Signed (05/19/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Human Services
House Sponsors M. Weissman (D)
M. Duran (D)
Senate Sponsors F. Winter (D)
R. Gardner (R)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 03/28/2022

Under existing law, the state department of human services
(department) reimburses local governments and nongovernmental
agencies that operate domestic abuse programs for providing services to
victims of domestic violence. The bill renames domestic abuse
programs as domestic violence programs and requires the department
to reimburse a nongovernmental agency or a federally recognized Indian
tribe that operates a domestic violence, sexual assault, or culturally
specific program (program) that provides services to victims of domestic

abuse or sexual assault (program services). The bill repeals the
requirement that programs must request information from each client
concerning the relationship of the client to the alleged perpetrator of the
The bill permits the department to enter into an agreement with a
federally recognized state or tribal domestic violence or sexual assault
coalition (coalition) for program services and other related services. A
coalition shall provide training and technical assistance for programs and
may participate in systems advocacy, develop and implement policies to
improve the response to and prevention of domestic violence or sexual
assault, and conduct statewide community outreach and public education
related to domestic violence and sexual assault. A coalition may enter into
an agreement for program services with a nongovernmental agency or
federally recognized Indian tribe that operates a program.
The bill creates the state domestic violence and sexual assault
services fund and transfers $6 million to the fund from the behavioral and
mental health cash fund.
The bill creates the Colorado crime victim services fund (victim
services fund) and requires the state treasurer to transfer $35 million to
the fund from the economic recovery and relief cash fund. The division
of criminal justice in the department of public safety makes grants from
the victim services fund to government agencies and nonprofit
organizations that provide services for crime victims.

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