For some time now we’ve been keeping our eye on House Bill 1328, which deals with seclusion policy in the Division of Youth Corrections and establishes an oversight committee to oversee these policies.
Colorado WINS members in DYC oppose HB 1328 because it limits what officers can and cannot do in an emergency situation.
As you know, DYC policy already states that seclusion is never to be used as a punishment. In addition, the DYC Partnership Team, which brings together frontline workers and management, has been pivotal in shaping a new time out policy that has reduced the number of incidents resulting in seclusion.
To stop this bill, we need to act TODAY (Wednesday, May 4)!
Call 844-326-3658 (or use the form on the right) and tell Sens. Lambert and Lundberg to KILL HB 1328.
While the future of this bill was in jeopardy just last week, yesterday it picked up Senators Lambert and Lundberg as sponsors and looks like it may come up for a vote in a Senate committee.
When you call, you can use the following script to voice your opposition to the bill.
Please kill HB 1328.
Seclusion is never a form of punishment and occurs only in emergency situations, where officers have to do what is necessary in order to protect other residents and staff at a facility.
As a DYC officer I urge you to kill HB 1328. Instead, please meet with Colorado WINS members in DYC directly so our experiences may inform the best way to move forward through policy.
We need to call today in order to stop this bill from becoming a law.
Take 2 minutes RIGHT NOW and call 844-326-3658 to tell Sens. Lambert and Lundberg to KILL HB 1328.
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