We advocate for legislation that impacts domestic violence survivors in the Colorado State Legislature and Congress, educating our membership about the policy process, and helping connect them with their legislators.
We also provide input on court rules and state agency policies related to survivors and domestic violence programs, as well as participate on committees and work groups that address a variety of social justice issues.
HB23-1107 is working toward an annual state appropriation for domestic violence funding. The bill is asking for 15 million dollars that will be allocated by state departments to distribute to programs for services and prevention.
HB23-1108 is convening a taskforce on judicial training. The taskforce will convene a group of stakeholders from advocate coalitions, retired judges, and members of the judicial branch to discuss what types of trauma-informed survivor and victim training should be required for judges.
The third bill (awaiting its bill number) is moving domestic violence cases out of municipal court.