Committee on juvenile justice reform
(1)The committee on juvenile justice reform, referred to as the “committee” in this part 24, is created in the department.
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(a)The committee consists of the following thirty members:
(I)The governor or the governor’s designee;
(II)Four members of the general assembly, one appointed by the majority leader of the senate, one appointed by the minority leader of the senate, one appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, and one appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives;
(III)Two judges appointed by the chief justice who are either a judge of the juvenile court of the city and county of Denver or a district court judge or magistrate handling juvenile matters;
(IV)The director of the division of youth services pursuant to section 19-2.5-1501, or the director’s designee;
(V)The director of the division of criminal justice pursuant to section 24-33.5-502, or the director’s designee;
(VI)The executive director of the department of human services pursuant to section 26-1-105, or the executive director’s designee;
(VII)The state court administrator or the administrator’s designee;
(VIII)The attorney general or his or her designee;
(IX)Two state prosecutors with experience in juvenile prosecution and diversion issues appointed by the executive director of the Colorado district attorneys’ council;
(X)A representative appointed by the office of the state public defender and a representative appointed by the office of the alternate defense counsel, both of whom specialize in juvenile defense;
(XI)Two persons who oversee local juvenile diversion programs, one appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and one appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives;
(XII)The executive director of the office of the child’s representative created in section 13-91-104, or the executive director’s designee;
(XIII)The Colorado child protection ombudsman, or his or her designee;
(XIV)A representative of an organization advocating for victims of crimes with experience in juvenile cases appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives;
(XV)A juvenile mental health professional, appointed by the majority leader of the senate;
(XVI)Two employees of counties with experience in juvenile assessments or placement, one from a Class A or B county and one from a Class C or D county appointed by a statewide organization of counties;
(XVII)Two persons who are representatives of a nonprofit organization that provides programs to prevent or address juvenile delinquency, one appointed by the minority leader of the senate, one appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives;
(XVIII)One juvenile or former juvenile who was charged with a delinquent act, appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives; and
(XIX)Three persons who oversee juvenile probation appointed by the chief justice.
(b)In making the appointments, the appointing parties are encouraged to look at the geographic diversity of members of the committee.
(3)The committee shall select a chair and a vice-chair by a majority vote.
(4)The initial committee appointments and designations must be made by May 31, 2019. The initial meeting of the committee must be on or before June 30, 2019, and the committee must meet at least quarterly thereafter, upon notice by the chair. The committee shall meet as often as necessary to carry out its duties as described in this part 24. A majority of the members of the committee constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business, and a majority of a quorum present at any meeting is sufficient for any official action taken by the committee.
(5)The committee may establish subcommittees that may include individuals other than members of the committee to assist in its work.
Section 24-33.5-2401 — Committee on juvenile justice reform - creation - membership,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-24.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).