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Data Collection Instruments

Please note: Some documents below are in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) file format. The Acrobat Reader is available FREE at the Adobe's web site. Follow the instructions there to download and install the Acrobat Reader.

Below are the data collection instruments from our current or past research projects and legislative mandates. If you see any instruments of interest, you may use or modify them; they are part of the public domain. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of us.


Criminal Justice Contacts with Students:
District Attorneys & Law Enforcement Agencies

In 2012 the Colorado Legislature enacted H.B. 12-1345 (Concerning the Funding of Public Schools). Included in the bill are mandates for both law enforcement and district attorneys to collect data on criminal justice contacts with students and report those data annually to the Division of Criminal Justice by August 1. Data collection requirements for law enforcement can be found in C.R.S. 22-32-146 and for District Attorneys in C.R.S. 20-1-113.

To facilitate and standardize this data collection, DCJ has developed spreadsheet templates.  These can be found at the links below.  Click on the images below or the following links to download the report forms (in Excel format) for district attorneys and for law enforcement agencies. The Excel file (containing completed forms) should be returned to, Please submit your questions using this information request form.

The use of the spreadsheet templates is strictly voluntary.  DCJ will accept the reporting of the data in any electronic format.

DA Report Form Law Enforcement Agency Report Form


Family Advocacy Demonstration Programs

Family Advocacy Group:

Family Advocacy Participants-Parents/Guardians Consent Form English or Spanish
Family Advocacy Participants-Youth 18 Years and Older Consent Form English or Spanish
Comparison Group:
Comparison Group Participants-Parents/Guardians Consent Form English or Spanish
Comparison Group Participants-Youth 18 Years and Older Consent Form English or Spanish
Professionals Consent Form English

Family Empowerment Scale (FES)
Family Advocacy Group:
Family Advocacy Questionnaire (FAQ)-Family
Family Advocacy Questionnaire (FAQ)-Youth
Comparison Group:
Family Services Questionnaire (FSQ)-Family
Family Services Questionnaire (FSQ)-Youth

Data collection instrument Word or PDF

Urban site (Family Agency Collaboration)
Suburban site (The Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health)
Rural site (Montrose County School District)

Juvenile Sex Offender Evaluation

RSA Juvenile Data Collection Form (2008) 65KB
RSA Juvenile Data Collection Form (2006) 161KB

Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)

CIT Data Collection Form 108KB Microsoft Word

Deaths in Custody, Quarterly Summary of Deaths in Law Enforcement Custody

CJ-11 2007 328KB
CJ-11A 2007 Addendum 135KB

Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) Standard and Guidelines Evaluation

Supervising Officer Data Collection Form 267KBPDF File
Treatment Provider Data Collection Form 235KBPDF File
Polygraph Examiner Data Collection Form 188KB PDF File

Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) Sex Offender Therapeutic Community (TC) Program Evaluation

Group Process Measure Form 43.9KBPDF File
Sex Offender TC Study Data Collection Instrument 36.8KB PDF File

Youthful Offender System (YOS) Evaluation

Mental Health Data Collection Form 45.8KB PDF File

Criminal Justice Database (previously Court Database)

Court Data Collection (2007) 192KB PDF File
Criminal Justice Database Collection Form
42KB PDF File

SOMB Sex Offender Risk Scale (SORS)

Sex Offender Risk Scale (SORS) 35KB

Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) Risk Assessment Screening Instrument

SVP Risk Assessment Screening Instrument 200KB

National Institute of Justice Polygraph Study

Polygraph Study Data Collection Instrument 63KBPDF File
Polygraph Study Data Collection Instrument Instructions 33KB PDF File

Colorado Actuarial Risk Assessment Scale (CARAS) Instrument

CARAS Instrument

Parole Risk Study

Parole Risk Study, Male Instrument 47KBPDF File
Parole Risk Study, Female Instrument 68KBPDF File
Parole Risk Study, Male Sex Offender Instrument 48KB PDF File

DOC/DCJ Evaluation of Intensive Residential Treatment Programs

Intensive Residential Treatment Program Evaluation Instrument 28KBPDF File


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