Sponsors: JEHT Foundation Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice
The Center provides facilitation and other technical assistance to the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, established by the Colorado legislature in 2007. Project staff works with the Commission to implement the requirements of the legislation to craft an effective organizational structure, develop a clear scope of work, implement effective communication processes with key agencies across the state, and define staff roles and responsibilities and a strategic plan. The project provides assistance in the establishment and implementation of advisory committees to ensure the goals of the Commission are achieved, and provides assistance to each advisory committee in developing their individual mission, role, responsibility, and structure, as well as work plans to support the strategic plan of the Commission. Working with the commission and its advisory committees, the project assists in the development of strategies to engage other boards, task forces, and commissions from around the state. Project staff provided guidance and direction to the ten initial advisory committees and continues to assist with the commission’s seven active advisory committees. The commission has developed over one hundred policy and practice recommendations including twenty-one major pieces of legislation in the areas of: adult corrections, probation; parole; incarceration; behavioral health; sentencing; sex offender management; juvenile justice; minority overrepresentation; bail; and, drug policy.