C.R.S. Section 26-5-114
Former foster care youth steering committee

  • implementation plan
  • recommendations
  • report


The state department shall establish a former foster care youth steering committee that includes comprehensive and appropriate stakeholder representation from the state and county level. The state department shall convene the committee on or before October 30, 2018. The steering committee shall:


Develop an implementation plan that allows former foster care youth to receive services for a successful adulthood or assistance in returning to placement, as well as alternatives to returning to placement after reaching eighteen years of age but before reaching twenty-one years of age, or a later age if so recommended by the steering committee, and after the county department’s jurisdiction ends;


Make recommendations relating to the operation, evaluation, and sustainability of the implementation plan. In making its recommendations, the steering committee shall use a consensus-based approach.


Coordinate with other committees formed by the general assembly that have similar or overlapping jurisdictional tasks or purposes.


On or before January 1, 2020, the steering committee shall submit a report with its recommendations for an implementation plan to the executive director of the department of human services; the governor; and the joint budget committee, the health and human services committee of the senate, the public health and environment committee of the house of representatives, or any successor committees.


The implementation plan recommended by the steering committee pursuant to this section is not required to become operational unless adequate state and federal funding is available.

Source: Section 26-5-114 — Former foster care youth steering committee - implementation plan - recommendations - report, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-26.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

Legislative declaration
Provision of child welfare services - system reform goals - out-of-home placements for children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities - reporting - rules - definition
Coordination with other programs
Child welfare allocations committee - organization - duties - funding model - definition - repeal
Child welfare allocations funding model - evaluation group - report - definitions - repeal
Funding of child welfare services provider contracts - funding mechanism review - fund - report - rules - definitions - repeal
Reimbursement procedure
Federal waivers
State department integrated care management program - county performance agreements - authorized - performance incentive cash fund created - repeal
Limitations of article
Developmental assessment - rules
Child welfare training academy established - rules
Guardianship assistance program - legislative declaration - eligibility - rules
Statewide child abuse reporting hotline system - legislative declaration - definitions - child abuse hotline steering committee - rules on consistent processes in response to reports and inquiries for information
Extended services for former foster care youth
Former foster care youth steering committee - implementation plan - recommendations - report
Acquisition of drivers’ licenses by individuals in foster care - immunity from liability - rules
Fostering educational opportunities for youth in foster care program - creation - report
Out-of-home placement for children and youth with mental or behavioral needs - funding - report - rules - legislative declaration - definitions - repeal
Green check means up to date. Up to date

Current through Fall 2024

§ 26-5-114’s source at colorado​.gov