General Assembly Report

2020 General Assembly Report

The OCR strives to be efficient and effective in utilizing its annual appropriation. The OCR’s budget is driven largely by attorney activity and caseloads. In FY18-19, the OCR used 94% of expended funds for attorney services and only 6% for administration. For FY18-19 the OCR expended 97% of its appropriation. In FY 18-19, the OCR spent 6% of its budget on its central administrative office, which is dedicated to fulfilling the OCR’s statutory mandates. The OCR expended $23,314,224 on attorney services for children and $127,230 (including grant funding received by the OCR) to providing high quality and accessible training to GALs and other stakeholders throughout Colorado. The general assembly passed $1,550,000 through OCR’s budget to Colorado CASA for distribution to local CASA programs.

OCR attorneys represent the best interests of children in D&N, JD, domestic relations, truancy, relinquishment, adoption, paternity, and appeals. The appointments in dependency and neglect cases account for 75% of attorney service expenditures.

The OCR is statutorily required to provide an annual report of its activities to the State Court Administrator’s Office and the General Assembly by September 1 of each year.

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OCR’s Performance Management System and Performance Plan

The State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act, as revised in 2013, requires the OCR to prepare and publish a Performance Measurement System and an annual Performance Plan. The OCR’s Performance Measurement System and Performance Plan are a reflection of its statutory mandate, mission, and vision.

Performance Plan – June 2020

OCR Performance Management System – August 1, 2019

Annual Performance Evaluation – November 6, 2020