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SB21-138: Improve Brain Injury Support In Criminal Justice System

Bill Number: SB21-138
Year: 2021
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: S. Sandridge/J. Coleman


The bill permits, subject to available appropriations, the department of corrections to create a brain injury pilot program to determine whether a comprehensive brain injury program within the department improves outcomes for offenders.

The bill creates in the department of human services the brain
injury support in the criminal justice system task force to develop a plan to integrate into the criminal justice system a model to identify and support individuals with a brain injury who are in the criminal justice system.

Current Status:

Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (03/24/2021)
Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass (06/01/2021)

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