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CCADV is calling for survivor testimony on
HB 1066: Concerning Habitual Domestic Violence Offenders

Defining the Problem
 
Domestic violence abusers in Colorado, who are arrested, have multiple opportunities to participate in treatment. Unfortunately, for some abusive partners no amount of help or counseling will prevent them from harming the people closest to them. For these individuals who use violence as way to control their partners the current law recognizes a need for a heavier penalty upon the 4th domestic violence conviction.
The current statute allowing the fourth misdemeanor domestic violence crime to become a felony is currently not often charged across the state.
We hope to change this with the passage of HB 1066, which clarifies the technical issues within the current habitual domestic violence offender law, to make this a more practical option for charging individual offenders who have not stopped abusing despite having ample opportunities for intervention. 
Other legislation CCADV actively supports this session are:
HB16-1080 Assault by Strangulation

Please contact Lydia if you would like to come testify on HB 1066:

   Tuesday, February 16, 2016
   House Judiciary Committee
 at 1:30 pm, Room 0112

 


See this Denver Post article
for more background information

 

If you are unable to testify but would like to support the public policy work of CCADV on this or other legislation, you can contact your elected representatives by phone, email, or through social media.

To find contact information for your elected Colorado legislators 
click here.

HB1066 will be heard in the House Judiciary Committee. Please contact these members first.

Tweet your Legislators to Support HB 1066:
"Habitual DV offenders need gr8er accountability,support CO HB 1066   #COLeg"
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