Brain injury pilot program
(1)Subject to available appropriations, the department shall implement the brain injury pilot program, referred to in this section as the “pilot program”. The purpose of the pilot program is to evaluate outcomes for individuals with a brain injury who received screening and support while in the criminal justice system. As a part of the pilot program, the department shall provide a screening evaluation for a brain injury for all offenders at one correctional institution.
(2)Notwithstanding section 24-1-136 (11)(a)(I) to the contrary, on or before January 1, 2022, and each January 1 thereafter, the department shall submit a report to the judiciary committees of the senate and the house of representatives, or any successor committees, regarding the implementation of the pilot program. The report must include, if available:
(a)Best practices for screening individuals for a brain injury upon intake and reentry;
(b)Best practices for training staff on the symptoms and significance of a brain injury;
(c)Best practices for providing the services described in section 26-1-304 within the criminal justice system to individuals who screen positive for a brain injury;
(d)Best practices for providing accommodations within the criminal justice system to individuals who screen positive for a brain injury; and
(e)Identification or recommendation of additional services that may be necessary to support individuals in the criminal justice system who screen positive for a brain injury.
(3)The department may contract with medical or behavioral health professionals to administer brain injury screenings and deliver the services described in section 26-1-304.
(4)This section is repealed, effective June 30, 2026.
Section 17-40-108 — Brain injury pilot program - report - repeal,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-17.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).