District Attorney John Kellner, representing 18th Judicial District, testified in support of the bill. He discussed the need for behavioral health support and supported an amendment about the funding source.
Mr. James Karbach, representing Colorado State Public Defender, testified in support of the bill. He discussed peer support, employee retention, and funding sources.
Committee members asked question about peer support programs and training. Further discussion ensued about funding for behavioral health services and other logistical issues about administering the funds. Additional questions were raised about participants in related programs.