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Bill Detail: SB22-188

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Title Behavioral Health Support For Criminal Justice Advocates
Status Governor Signed (05/20/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Courts & Judicial
House Sponsors D. Roberts (D)
B. Titone (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
D. Coram (R)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 03/29/2022

The bill creates the public defender and prosecutor behavioral
health support grant program (grant program) in the department of local
affairs (department). The department administers the program. The office
of the state public defender and district attorney offices are eligible for a
grant. A grant recipient may use grant money for counseling services,
including reimbursements for the costs of counseling services; training

and education programs that teach the symptoms of job-related trauma;
how to prevent and treat trauma; and peer support programs. The
department is annually required to report to the general assembly about
the grant program.
The bill prohibits a district attorney or public defender peer
support team member from being examined as a witness in court about
any communication between the peer support team member and a person
receiving peer support services without the consent of the person who
received the peer support services.

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