The legislation to create the Colorado School Safety Resource Center is contained in Colorado Revised Statutes 24-33.5-1801 et seq.
The founding legislation and subsequent amendments that affect the CSSRC are:
- Senate Bill 08-001
Founding of Colorado School Safety Resource Center
- Colorado Revised Statutes 24-33.5 (§§ 24-33.5-1801 — 24-33.5-1810)
24-33.5-1801. Legislative declaration
24-33.5-1803. School safety resource center - created - duties (Effective until September 7, 2021)
24-33.5-1803. School safety resource center - created - duties (Effective 90 days from 2021 adjournment)
24-33.5-1804. School safety resource center advisory board - created - repeal
24-33.5-1805. Authorization to contract for services
24-33.5-1806. Evaluation - report
24-33.5-1807. School safety resource center cash fund - repeal
24-33.5-1808. Training program and conference fees authorized
24-33.5-1809. Prevention of child sexual abuse and assault - resource bank - training
24-33.5-1810. School security disbursement program - created - rules - definitions - repeal
- Senate Bill 15-020
Concerning the Addition of the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Specialist
- Senate Bill 13-138
Concerning School Resource Officer Programs
- House Bill 19-1120
Youth Mental Health Education And Suicide Prevention bill (age of consent for minors to access mental health services) HB 19-1120
This Colorado state bill “allows a minor 12 years of age or older to seek or obtain outpatient psychotherapy services… that might otherwise be unavailable without the consent of or notification to the youth's parent or legal guardian.” Prior to this bill, the legal age for consent by a minor for therapy in the state of Colorado was 15.
The bill details different aspects of the process; including when to notify parents or guardians (with or without the minor’s consent), cultural and diverse background considerations, and duty to inform parents or guardians in the event of potential harm to self or others. It also details the requirement that the department of education shall create and maintain a mental health education literacy resource bank. Please see below the links to the bill, a summary by the General Assembly, and the CDE resource bank that was required to be developed as a result of this bill.
The Original Bill (Printable View)
Summary of Bill from the General Assembly
Mental Health Education Literacy Resource Bank (Required by HB 19-1120) - CDE
- House Bill 10-1336
Colorado School Safety Resource Center Funding and Expenditures
- House Bill 22-1275
Sunset School Safety Resource Center Advisory Board Concerning the continuation of the school safety resource center advisory board, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendation in the department of regulatory agencies' sunset report.
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