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CO Department of
Public Safety

700 Kipling Street #1000
Denver CO 80215 USA
Tel: 303.239.4400
Fax: 303.239.4670

Members

Commission membership, duties and staff are described in statute (see House Bill 2007-1358 or 16-11.3-102 and 16-11.3-103, C.R.S.). According to statute, some members are designated while other members are appointed by the Governor, by the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, by the Speaker or the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, or by the President or the Minority Leader of the Senate. Designated members serve without term limit while appointed members serve no more than two consecutive full terms, in addition to any partial term. Notations are provided for each member below that indicate the type of position and, if appointed, the appointment date. A printable members list is available here. Those who previously served on the Commission are recognized below.

MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION
Kathy Sasak
CCJJ Chair
Interim Executive Director, Department of Public Safety
(Designated Position, serving from 04/2014)
Douglas K. Wilson
CCJJ Vice-Chair
State Public Defender
(Designated Position, serving from 07/2007)
 
Jennifer Bradford
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Representative for the Executive Director
of the Department of Higher Education
(Appointed 02/2014)
Theresa Cisneros
Judge, 4th Judicial District
Representing Colorado State Judicial
(Appointed 03/2012)
Sallie Clark
El Paso County Commissioner
Representing County Commissioners
(Appointed 11/2012)
 Matt Durkin
Deputy Attorney General - Criminal Justice
Representing the Attorney General's Office
(Designated Position, serving from 01/2013)
Kelly L. (Weimer) Friesen
Director, Grand County Juvenile Justice Department
& Coordinator, S.B. 94 14th Judicial District
At Large
(Appointed 07/2012)
CCJJ
Charles Garcia
At Large
(Appointed 07/2012)
Previously, represented the Chair
of the Juvenile Parole Board
(Served 03/2011 - 07/2012)
Kathleen Horn-Murphy
Victim's Representative, 17th Judicial District
Representing Victims' Rights Organizations
(Appointed 07/2012)
Steve King
State Senator, Senate District 7
Representing the State Legislature
(Appointed 07/2012)
Julie Krow
Children, Youth and Families, Director
Representative for the Executive Director
of the Department of Human Services
(Designated Position, serving from 09/2012)
 Evelyn Leslie
Colorado School for Family Therapy
Representing Mental Health Treatment Providers
(Appointed 07/2012)
Beth McCann
State Representative, House District 8
Representing the State Legislature 
(Appointed 10/2013)
Jeff W. McDonald
Jefferson County, Juvenile Assessment Center
Representing Juvenile Justice
(Appointed 07/2013)
Norm Mueller
Criminal Defense Attorney
Haddon, Morgan, & Foreman, P.C.
(Appointed 07/2012)
Kevin L. Paletta
Chief, Lakewood Police Department
Representing Chiefs of Police
(Appointed 07/2013)
Joseph K. Pelle
Sheriff, Boulder County
Representing Colorado Sheriffs
(Appointed 07/2013)
Eric Philp
Director of Probation Services
Representing Colorado State Judicial
(Appointed 07/2011)
 Rick Raemisch
Executive Director,
Department of Corrections
(Designated Position, serving from 08/2013)
Brandon Shaffer
Chair, Colorado State Board of Parole
Representing the State Board of Parole
(Designated Position, serving from 07/2013)
Pat Steadman
State Senator, Senate District 31
Representing the State Legislature
(Appointed 10/2013)
CCJJ Alaurice M. Tafoya-Modi
Criminal Defense Attorney
At Large
(Appointed 09/2009)
Mark Waller
State Representative, House District 15
Representing the State Legislature
(Appointed 10/2009)
Peter A. Weir
District Attorney, 1st Judicial District
Representing District Attorneys
(Appointed 01/2013, term began 07/2012*)
Previously served as Executive Director,
Department of Public Safety and CCJJ Chair
(Served 07/2007 - 06/2010)
Meg Williams
Interim Chair
Juvenile Parole Board
(Designated Position, serving from 01/2014)
Dave Young
District Attorney, 17th Judicial District
Representing District Attorneys
(Appointed 01/2013, term began 07/2012*)
Jeanne M. Smith
Director of the Division of Criminal Justice
Department of Public Safety
Non-Voting Member
(Designated Position, serving from 07/2007)
 * District Attorneys terms began July 2012, but were
occupied by previous District Attorneys until after
 November 2012 elections were final and
 appointments were made.

  

FORMER MEMBERS (TERMS OF SERVICE)
Peter A. Weir
Former CCJJ Chair
Executive Director
Department of Public Safety
(Designated position, served 07/2007 - 06/2010)
David S. Kaplan
Former CCJJ Vice-Chair
Criminal Defense Attorney
Haddon, Morgan, & Foreman, P.C.
(Served 07/2007- 07/2012)
Michael Anderson
Vice-Chair, State Board of Parole
Representing the Chair of the
Colorado State Board of Parole
(Served 10/2010 - 06/2011)
Karen Beye
Executive Director
Department of Human Services
(Served 07/2007 - 12/2010) 
Terrance Carroll
State Representative, House District 7
Representing the State Legislature
(Served 07/2007 - 12/2008)
 Tom Clements
Executive Director,
Department of Corrections
(Served 01/2011 - 03/2013) 
Dean Conder
Chair
Juvenile Parole Board
(Served 07/2007 - 04/2009)  
James H. Davis
Former CCJJ Chair
Executive Director
Department of Public Safety
(Designated Position, served 01/2011 - 03/2014)
Jan Dempsey-Simkins
Juvenile Parole Board
Representing the Chair
(Served 09/2010 - 02/2011)  
Michael Dougherty
Deputy Attorney General - Criminal Justice
Representing the Attorney General's Office
(Served 12/2010 - 12/2012)
Melissa Esquibel
Defense Attorney
Representing Defense Attorneys
(Served 07/2007 - 06/2009)
Rhonda C. Fields
Representing Victims
At Large
(Served 07/2007 - 07/2012)
Charles Garcia
Juvenile Parole Board
Representing the Chair
(Served 03/2011 - 07/2012)
 Ken Gordon
Former State Senator, Senate District 35
Representing the State Legislature
(Served 07/2007 - 12/2008)
 Regis F. Groff
Former State Senator, Senate District 33
At Large
(Served 07/2007 - 07/2012)
Ted Harvey
State Senator, Senate District 35
Representing the State Legislature
(Served 07/2007 - 01/2009)
Peter G. Hautzinger
District Attorney, 21st Judicial District
Representing District Attorneys
(Served 07/2007-12/2012*)
Regina M. Huerter
Crime Prevention & Control Commission
Representing Juvenile Justice
(Served 07/2007 - 06/2013)
CCJJ
Henry Jackson, Jr.
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Representative for the Executive Director
of the Department of Higher Education
(Served 01/2012 - 12/2013)
William C. Kilpatrick
Chief, Golden Police Department
Representing Chiefs of Police
(Served 07/2007 - 06/2013)
Reo N. Leslie, Jr.
Colorado School for Family Therapy
Representing Mental Health Treatment Providers
(Served 07/2007 - 07/2012)
Claire Levy
State Representative, House District 13
Representing the State Legislature
(Served 01/2009 - 10/2013)
Becky Lucero
Chair
Colorado State Board of Parole
(Served 06/2010 - 09/2012)
  Gilbert Martinez
Judge, 4th Judicial District
Representing Colorado Judicial Branch
(Served 07/2007 - 02/2012)
David Michaud
Chair
Colorado State Board of Parole
(Served 07/2007 - 05/2010)
  Inta Morris
Higher Education
Representing the Executive Director
of the Department of Higher Education
(Served 07/2007 - 02/2012)
John P. Morse
State Senator, Senate District 11
Representing the State Legislature
(Served 01/2009 - 08/2013)
Donald S. Quick
District Attorney, 17th Judicial District
Representing District Attorneys
(Served 07/2007-12/2012*)
Tom Quinn
Director, Probation Services
Representing Colorado State Judicial Branch
(Served 01/2008 - 06/2011)
Ellen Roberts
State Representative, House District 59
Representing the State Legislator
(Served 07/2007 - 10/2009)
State Senator, Senate District 6
Representing the State Legislature
(Served 01/2011 - 05/2012)
CCJJ
 Gerald Rafferty
Judge
Representing Colorado Judicial Branch
(Served 07/2007 - 12/2007) 
J. Grayson Robinson
Sheriff, Arapahoe County
Representing Colorado Sheriffs
(Served 07/2007 - 06/2013)
Debbie Rose
Chair, Juvenile Parole Board
(Designated Position, serving 07/2012- 12/2013
and 04/2010 - 08/2010)
Mark Sheffel
State Senator, Senate District 4
Representing the State Legislature
(Served 02/2009 - 12/2010)
Steven R. Siegel
Victim's Representative, 2nd Judicial District
Representing Victims' Rights Organizations
(Served 07/2007 - 07/2012) 
 Roger Werholtz
Interim Executive Director,
Department of Corrections
(Served, 04/2013 - 07/2013)
Anthony Young
Chair, Colorado State Board of Parole
(Designated Position, served 07/2011 - 06/2013)
Debra L. Zwirn
County Commissioner, Logan County
Representing County Commissioners
(Served 07/2007 - 07/2012)
Aristedes W. Zavaras
Executive Director
Department of Corrections
(Served 07/2007 - 12/2010)
CCJJ
 
* These District Attorneys served the first six months of subsequent terms from July 2012 to December 2012
until after November 2012 elections were final and appointments of new District Attorneys were made.