Attorney General’s budget request seeks funding for Safe2Tell training, consumer data privacy protection and response, and bail reform
Nov. 1, 2019 (DENVER, Colo.)— Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser submitted the Department of Law’s (DOL) budget request for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 to the Joint Budget Committee today. The budget request includes funding to strengthen school safety through Safe2Tell training, to implement bail reform legislation, and to expand the DOL’s capacity to respond to data privacy and cybersecurity consumer complaints.
“I firmly believe that each of these funding priorities are important investments for our state. This funding will provide the Department of Law with the necessary resources to fulfill our responsibilities in school safety, protecting consumers from and responding to data breaches, and implementing bail reform,” said Attorney General Phil Weiser.
Priority budget items include:
- $129,906 for the Safe2Tell program to address ongoing training and materials distribution needs so that community partners are aware of the most effective ways to keep schools safe with Safe2Tell.
- $300,552 to bolster response to increasing data privacy and cybersecurity consumer complaints. The Department is requesting these resources to expand capacity to more effectively and efficiently review breach reports, evaluate circumstances surrounding each breach, conduct follow-up investigations, and initiate enforcement actions as necessary.
- $6.5 million to implement an improved pre-trial services/bail reform program for all 64 counties.
Other priorities in the budget request include funding to right-size budget, operations, and human resources capabilities in the Department of Law’s Administration Section to meet increasing statutory obligations.
The Attorney General’s budget request letter is here.
The Colorado Department of Law budget request for FY 2020-2021 is here.
Lawrence Pacheco, Director of Communications
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