Draft Family Resource Guide

Review and Comment on the Draft Family Resource Guide

Please note:  As a public service, AFC is making this guide available for people to read and comment on. This guide was not written by AFC.

The Family Education, Engagement, and Support Committee is asking for your comments to help them make the Resource Guide for Families of Adults Accused, Charged or Convicted of Sexual Offenses in Colorado (Resource Guide) helpful for family, friends and others who support Registered Citizens.

Different sections of the guide will be made available for comment as they become available.

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Table of Contents-Introduction-Chapters 1, 2, and 3

How to Submit Comments

PURPOSE of the GUIDE:
This guide is being prepared to answer many questions, to provide resources, and to validate the emotional upheaval that family members may experience as a loved one goes through the justice system.  The committee is trying to provide a family perspective using family friendly language without compromising accuracy of information.

BACKGROUND:
This guide is being prepared by The Family Education, Engagement, and Support Committee (Family Engagement Committee) in collaboration with the Colorado SOMB. Committee members include family members, advocates for people with sexual offenses, advocates for people who have been sexually victimized, therapists, probation and parole, and Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB members and staff.) The committee meets on the first Friday of the month to work on the product.  The meeting is open to all interested parties.

The Family Engagement Committee was formed by the SOMB in was in response to two family presentations to the SOMB. During those presentations, it was clear that family members and others offering support for individuals subject to the requirements of the SOMB need information about the process. In response the Family Engagement Committee is in the process of drafting a Resource Guide for Families.

REVIEW AND COMMENT PROCESS:

The Family Engagement Committee is releasing the first sections of the Resource Guide for Families of Adults Accused, Charged or Convicted of Sexual Offenses in Colorado (Family Resource Guide) for review and comment.  The next sections will be released for review and comment as they are finished by the committee.

The Family Engagement Committee is asking interested people to read and comment on the following parts of the draft document:

  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1

We would appreciate helpful comments in the following areas:

  1. Content
    • Will this information helpful to families?
    • What are we missing?
    • What is not needed?
  2.  Tone
    •  Is the document welcoming to family members?
  3. Readability
    • Are there parts that are confusing?
    • Are there terms (other than those already identified) that need to be defined in the glossary?

Please Note: The committee is not looking for suggestions about what the document looks like. We plan to include supporting pictures and to format the document so that it is easy to read when we have finalized the content.

There are several ways to get your comments to the committee: 

1. Email your comments to  michelle.geng@state.co.us

Use the Subject : Comments – Family Resource Guide

 

2. Email your comments to afcwebmom@gmail.com
(to have comments forwarded without your name or email address)

Use the Subject : Comments – Family Resource Guide

 

3. Send written comments to

Colorado SOMB
700 Kipling Street, Suite 1000
Denver, Colorado 80215

Attn: Michelle Geng – Family Resource Guide

 

4. Send written comments to

Advocates for Change
PO Box 103392
Denver CO 80250

Attn: Family Resource Guide

 

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