We have signed our name in support of HB 16-1227: Colorado Child Care Assistance Program. This legislations proposes an exemption for teen moms and domestic violence survivors from the child support engagement requirement as a condition of receiving CCCAP.
This well-intended requirement has made the program often inaccessible to parents and their children at a sensitive time in their lives. An exemption only for teen parents and domestic violence survivors of all ages would maintain the requirement for the vast majority of participants in the program while permitting those at one of the most sensitive periods in their lives still have a path to self-sufficiency. More information.