Given the complexity of responding effectively to substance abuse issues, the Colorado General Assembly acknowledged the need for involving a diverse partnership of state government, local governments, and the private sectors, including legislators, child advocates, public health officials, drug treatment providers, child welfare workers, law enforcement officers, judges, and prosecutors.
To this end, the Colorado General Assembly established the Colorado Substance Abuse Trend and Response Task Force in 2013 as a continuation of the work of the State Methamphetamine Task Force.
The membership of the Colorado Substance Abuse Trend and Response Task Force consists of a chair, three vice-chairs and twenty-eight members.
The Colorado Attorney General serves as the chair of the Task Force.
Generous financial support from the El Pomar Foundation continues to be instrumental in moving forward the work of the Substance Abuse Trend and Response Task Force.
In-kind support from the Colorado Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, and Rise Above Colorado is of value to the Task Force in assisting communities.
The upcoming meetings of the Task Force are:
- 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2022
- 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2022
- 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2022
- 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2022