July 18, 2019

HB 14-1023: Allowing State Public Defender to Hire Social Workers for Juvenile Defendants

On January 8, 2014, Rep. Pete Lee and Sen. Jessie Ulibarri introduced HB 14-1023 –  Concerning the Provision of Social Workers to Juveniles. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

Juvenile Defense Attorney Interim Committee

The state public defender may hire social workers to assist in defending juvenile defendants. Any report prepared by such a social worker and submitted to the court by the juvenile’s attorney shall be considered as evidence in the proper disposition of the juvenile’s case. Assigned to the Judiciary Committee.

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