House OKs Enhanced Youth Suicide Prevention Campaign

April 20, 2018

(April 20) – The House gave final passage today to Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet’s bill for a coordinated statewide campaign to reduce youth suicide in Colorado. “Suicide prevention does not happen at the moment of suicidality, it happens long before someone reaches crisis stage,” Rep. Michaelson Jenet said. “This bill takes a multifaceted approach to

Raising Up Foster Care

April 11, 2018

(April 10) – A package of bills to enhance Colorado’s foster care system advanced today in the House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee. The four bills would improve foster care and help to address a shortage of foster families in Colorado. As the state has grown, so has the number of children needing

House Passes Buckner’s Anti-Bullying, Child Care Bills

April 2, 2018

(April 2) – A pair of bipartisan bills by Rep. Janet Buckner, D-Aurora, addressing child safety issues passed the House today. SB18-151, sponsored in the House by Reps. Buckner and Jim Wilson, R-Salida, requires the Department of Education to develop a bullying prevention policy as guidance for school districts around the state. “I named this