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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

Readings

The readings and information found in the categories below were previously shared with Commissioners at specific Commission meetings.  Because these resources may be difficult to locate among the many entries for Commission Meetings, they are compiled here for ease of perusal.  There are additional links to background  information not available at Commission meetings, but are provided to inform Commissioner's discussions and deliberations.

Link Document Title
TOPIC: General Criminal Justice

Five Things about Deterrence (2014)
200K
TOPIC: Disproportionate Minority Contact

Criminal Justice in the 21st Century: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System (2013)
3.3MB
TOPIC: Criminal Justice Agency Practices

Evidence-Based Pre-Trial Release (COSCA 2012-2013 Policy Paper) (2012) 480K
(See also, the Conference of State Court Administrators.)
TOPIC: Juvenile Justice

Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach (2013)
7MB
(See also, the National Research Council's Committee on Law and Justice.)
Link Document Title
Five Things about Deterrence (2014) 200K

Lessons from the States: Reducing Recidivism and Curbing Costs Through Justice Reinvestment (2012) 1.2MB
(See also, Justice Reinvestment at the Council of State Goverments Justice Center.)

To Build a Better Criminal Justice System: 25 Experts Envision the Next Years of Reform (2012) 906K
(See also, The Sentencing Project.)
Smart on Crime Recommendations for the Administration and Congress (2011) 2.8MB
CCJJ Drug Policy Task Force Fact Sheet (2011) 342K 

"Setting"


"Rethinking"
The Continuing Fiscal Crisis in Corrections: Setting a New Course (2010) 342K

The Fiscal Crisis in Corrections: Rethinking Policies and Practices (2009) 342K
(See also, the VERA Institute of Justice and an Interactive Feature: The Continuing Fiscal Crisis in Corrections.)
Crime and Justice in Colorado (2008) 4.7MB
(Previous
Crime and Justice in Colorado reports may be found at the Division of Criminal Justice, Office of Research and Statistics: Reports & Documents.)
One in 100: Behind Bars in America (2008) 635K
(See also, The Pew Center on the States.)
Overview of the Colorado Adult Criminal Justice System: Sentencing, Adult Offender Population, Crime & Criminal Histories, DOC Facilities, Population, & Funding, and Parole (2007) 1.3MB

 

Link Document Title
Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach (2013) 7MB
(See also, the National Research Council's Committee on Law and Justice.)
  Trends in Juvenile Justice State Legislation: 2001-2011 (2012) 906K
(See also, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and additional juvenile justice publications.) 

Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Juvenile Delinquency Cases (2005) 10.5MB
(See also, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and additional juvenile justice publications.) 

Link Document Title
Evidence-Based Pre-Trial Release (COSCA 2012-2013 Policy Paper) (2012) 480K
(See also, the Conference of State Court Administrators.)
Improving Outcomes for People with Mental Illnesses under Community Supervision: A Guide to Research-Informed Policy and Practive (2009) 638K
(See also, the Council of State Governments Justice Center.)
Exploring the Black Box of Community Supervision (2008) 112K
  Employ Behavioral Contracing for "Earned Discharge" Parole (2007) 44K
CCJJ: Evidence Based Correctional Practices (2007) 116K
Caseload Standards for Probation and Parole (2006) 41K
Evidence-Based Adult Corrections Programs: What Works and What Does Not (2006) 171K
(See also, the Washington State Institute for Public Policy.)

 

Link Document Title
Arming the Courts with Research: 10 Evidence-Based Sentencing Initiatives to Control Crime and Reduce Costs (2009) 1.1MB
(See also, The Pew Center on the States.)
Correctional and Sentencing Reform for Drug Offenders: Research Findings on Selected Key Issues (2009) 962K
Evidence-Based Judicial Discretion: Promoting Public Safety Through State Sentencing Reform (2008) 133K
Evidence-Based Practice to Reduce Recidivism: Implications for State Judiciaries (2007) 618K

 

Link Document Title

COLORADO PROJECTIONS:
Population Projections for Adult Prison and Parole, Community Corrections, and Juvenile Commitment and Parole (2012)
1.2MB
(Adult and juvenile projections for previous years may be found at the Division of Criminal Justice, Office of Research and Statistics: Population Projections.)

Unlocking America: Why and How to Reduce America's Prison Population (2007) 4.5MB

 

Link Document Title
National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction
(Website of the American Bar Association: Criminal Justice Section and the National Institute of Justice. See also, the Project Description.)

2009


2004
2004 and 2009 Report Cards: Colorado (2004, 31K) (2009, 15K)

After Prison: Roadblocks to Reentry - A Report on State Legal Barriers Facing People with Criminal Records
(See also, After Prison: Roadblocks to Re-entry at the Legal Action Center)
Homelessness and Parole: A Survey of Denver's Shelters (2009) 272K
(See also, the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.) 
Repaying Debts (2007) 924K
(See also, the Council of State Governments Justice Center.)
The Piton Perspective Newsletter: Study Portrays Struggles People Face after Prison (Spring 2007) 924K
(See also, the The Piton Foundation.)
Link Document Title
Recidivism Reduction Checklists (2012)
(Available at the National Reentry Resource Center of the Council of State Governments Justice Center.)
Fact Sheet: Legal Coercion, Drug Treatment and Recidivism (2012) 313K
(Summary by the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice)
Brief Research Summary for CCJJ Sentencing Discussions: Evidence-Based Practices to Reduce Crime by Known Offenders (2009) 225K

Complete


Section 3
What Works: Effective Recidivism Reduction and Risk-Focused Prevention Programs (2008)
 - Complete report 
5 MB
 - Section 3: Method (describes the approach to identify "what works") 177K
Evidence-Based Practice to Reduce Recidivism: Implication for State Judiciaries (2007) 618K
(See also, the National Center for State Courts.)

 

Link Document Title
For Readings and information on this topic, please see "DMC / MOR Resources" on the CCJJ Disproportionate Minority Contact page.
Criminal Justice in the 21st Century: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System (2013)
Minority Overrepresentation in Colorado's Criminal Justice System (2010) 6.5MB