Domestic violence offender treatment
- contracts with providers
- fund created
(1)On and after January 1, 2001, the department of corrections, the judicial department, the division of criminal justice within the department of public safety, or the department of human services shall not employ or contract with and shall not allow a domestic violence offender to employ or contract with any individual or entity to provide domestic violence offender treatment evaluation or treatment services pursuant to this article unless the individual or entity appears on the approved list developed pursuant to section 16-11.8-103 (4).
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(a)The board shall require any person who applies for placement, including any person who applies for continued placement, on the approved provider list developed pursuant to section 16-11.8-103 (4) to submit to a current background investigation that goes beyond the scope of the criminal history record check described in section 16-11.8-103 (4)(a)(III)(A). In conducting the current background investigation, the board shall obtain reference and criminal history information and recommendations that may be relevant to the applicant’s fitness to provide domestic violence offender treatment evaluation or treatment services pursuant to this article.
(b)The board may assess a fee to a person who applies for initial placement or renewed placement on the approved provider list not to exceed three hundred dollars per application to cover the costs of conducting the current background investigation required by this subsection (2) and the costs associated with the initial application review and the renewal process pursuant to section 16-11.8-103 (4)(a)(III) and other costs associated with administering the program. All moneys collected pursuant to this paragraph (b) shall be transmitted to the state treasurer, who shall credit the same to the domestic violence offender treatment provider fund, which fund is hereby created and referred to in this paragraph (b) as the “fund”. The moneys in the fund shall be subject to annual appropriation by the general assembly for the direct and indirect costs associated with the current background investigation required by this subsection (2) and the application review and renewal process and other costs associated with administering the program. Any moneys in the fund not expended for the purpose of this subsection (2) may be invested by the state treasurer as provided by law. All interest and income derived from the investment and deposit of moneys in the fund shall be credited to the fund. Any unexpended and unencumbered moneys remaining in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall remain in the fund and shall not be credited or transferred to the general fund or another fund.
Section 16-11.8-104 — Domestic violence offender treatment - contracts with providers - fund created,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-16.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).