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Juvenile Justice Task Force

The Juvenile Justice Task Force was formed in September 2010 to address the issues faced by juveniles and their families involved in the criminal justice and other related systems.  The charter and scope of work may be found here.

Date
Time
Location

August 6, 2014
 
9:30AM - 12:00PM JeffCo JAC, Remington Bldg.
11011 W. 6th Avenue, Lakewood, CO
(6th Avenue Frontage Rd.; map)
Starting February 2014, the JJTF meetings will occur on the first Wednesday of the month from 9:30AM-12PM.

Next Meetings:
September 3, 2014
October 1, 2014
November 5, 2014
December 3, 2014

Unless noted otherwise, all meetings will be held at the Jefferson County Assessment Center, Remington Building, 11011 W. 6th Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado (map) from 9:30am-12pm.

See the CCJJ Master Calendar  for information on all scheduled meetings of the Commission and its subgroups.

To ensure balanced representation on the Juvenile Justice Task Force, the CCJJ Chair and Vice-Chair employed a template to guide the appointment process. Representative agencies and stakeholders were determined first, followed by the appointment of volunteers to the available positions.

Position Name, Affiliation
Co-Chair / CCJJ Kelly Friesen, Grand County Juvenile Justice Department & S.B. 94, 14th Judicial District
Co-Chair / CCJJ Jeff McDonald, Jefferson County, Juvenile Assessment Center
Community at Large / CCJJ Charles Garcia, At Large
Dept. of Human Services / CCJJ Julie Krow, Office of Children, Youth and Family Services
Juvenile Parole Board / CCJJ Meg Williams, Division of Criminal Justice
Juvenile Justice / Former CCJJ Regina Huerter, Denver Crime Prevention & Control Commission
Law Enforcement/ Former CCJJ Bill Kilpatrick, Golden Police Department
Prosecution Hal Sargent, District Attorney's Office, 1st Judicial District
Prosecution Sarah Ericson, District Attorney's Office, 18th Judicial District
Defense Kim Dvorchak, Colorado Juvenile Defense Coalition
Defense Norene Simpson, Indigent Juvenile Defense Counsel
Legislative, CO House Beth McCann, District 8
Judicial Ann Gail Meinster, 1st Judicial District Court
Judicial Michelle Brinegar. 8th Judicial District
Juvenile Probation Susan Colling, State Court Administrators, Probation Services
Prevention Leadership Council Stan T. Paprocki, Division of Behavioral Health
Service Provider Org. Rep. Steve Brittain, La Plata Youth Services (Durango)
Juvenile Justice - At Large Jacob Eppler, Attorney at Law
Juvenile Justice Donia Amick, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Council
Education K-12 TBD
Education TBD
CDPS / OAJJA (JJDPC) TBD
Legislative, CO Senate TBD
Division of Youth Corrections TBD
Consultant/Staff: Ken Plotz (kenneth.plotz@state.co.us or 303-239-5738)
Staff: Laurence Lucero (laurence.lucero@state.co.us or 303-239-4663)
"CCJJ" - Commission member
   
Former Members 
Position Name, Affiliation
At Large / Former CCJJ Regis Groff, Retired State Senator
Education K-12 Kirk Henwood, Montrose County School District
Service Provider Org. Rep. Joe Higgins, Mesa County Partners
Legislative, CO Senate Linda Newell, District 26
Education / Former CCJJ Inta Morris, Department of Higher Education
Prosecution / CCJJ Don Quick, District Attorney's Office, 17th Judicial District
Juvenile Justice / CCJJ Debbie Rose, Juvenile Parole Board
Juvenile Justice - At Large Bonnie Saltzman, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Council
Judicial Karen Ashby, Denver Juvenile Court
Division of Youth Corrections John Gomez, Division of Youth Corrections

Below are the Working Groups of the Juvenile Justice Task Force.  The current status of working groups is indicated below, but this status may change as the need to address topics evolves.  See the CCJJ Master Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of all of the subgroups of the Juvenile Justice Task Force.

ONGOING
Petty Ticket Working Group
Working on petty ticket options.

Pre-Filing Options Working Group
Exploring possible definitions and options of diversion in the Children's Code.

Professionalism Working Group
Working on such topics as Professional standards in collaboration with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Council with assistance from the SPARK Policy Institute.

Age of Delinquency: Detention Working Group 
Juveniles under thirteen should be treated differently as placing them in detention has the potential to expose them to older and more serious delinquents.

HIATUS

UNDER CONSIDERATION
Juvenile Records Working Group
Working on the topic of the degree of access to juvenile records.

CONCLUDED
Informal System Response Working Group
(elements of this work divided between Petty Ticket WG and the Pre-Filing Options WG)
Working on such topics as options for adaptive civil response alternatives to delinquent disposition, eligibility for civil adjustments, and record sharing and service provision to those identified for this path through the system.

Assessments Working Group
(subsumed by the Informal System Response Working Group)
Included work on such topics as determinations of those qualifying for the civil adjustment system, needs and risks that should be addressed, identifying those children who should/should not be assessed, crossover youth, evidence-based practices, information transfer/sharing, and training guide revisions.

Education Working Group
Included work on such topics as School-to-Jail "Pipeline," transitions between service systems, and truancy.

Judicial Working Group
Included work on such topics as admissions to DYC, professional standards, juvenile DUI, and municipal court

Legal / Justice System Working Group (subsumed by the Informal System Response Working Group)
Included work on such topics as options for adaptive civil response alternatives to delinquent disposition, eligibility for civil adjustments, and record sharing.

Services Working Group (subsumed by the Informal System Response Working Group)
Included work on such topics as parity in service provision whether juveniles are adjudicated, are in the civil adjustment system, or are in the dependency and neglect system.

Reports

Colorado Reference Guide: Juvenile Screening and Assessment (July 2013)  228KB
(The previous 2007 edition was updated by the Juvenile Justice Task Force of the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice)


Materials/Handouts

Juvenile DUI Filings (Jan. '07 - Oct. '10)  40.5KB
Juvenile Sentence: DUI as Most Serious Charge (Jan. '07 - Oct. '10)  44KB

Multiple Responses, Promising Results: Evidence-Based, Nonpunitive Alternatives to Zero Tolerance  238KB
(Research-to-Results Brief, March 2011 at Child Trends.Org )

Risk Assessment Resources  (opens in a new page)

Readings

Bibliography of juvenile justice resources (opens in a new page)

Links

Blueprints for Violence Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
Colorado Office of Interagency Prevention Systems
Community Guide for Helping America’s Youth
Department of Education Safe, Disciplined, and Drug Free Schools
Drug Strategies, Inc.
Colorado School Safety Resource Center: Bullying and Harassment Prevention
Improving Transition Outcomes for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Corrections System
Institute of Medicine
LINKS Repository for Systems Transformation (ReST) Website
NIDA Preventing Drug Abuse
National Institute of Justice: What Works Report
The National Reentry Resource Center: What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices
OJJDP Model Programs Guide
Promising Practices Network
Surgeon General’s Youth Violence Report  

 

See the CCJJ Master Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of the Commission and its subgroups.

Date
Time
Location
Minutes
July 2, 2014 9:30-12PM JAC, Lakewood Posted upon approval
June 4, 2014 9:30-12PM JAC, Lakewood
May 7, 2014 9:30AM-12PM JAC, Lakewood
April 2, 2014 9:30AM-11:30PM JAC, Lakewood
March 5, 2014 9:30AM-12PM JAC, Lakewood
February 5, 2014 9:30AM-4:30PM JAC, Lakewood
January 3, 2014 Meeting canceled
December 6, 2013 1PM-4PM JAC, Lakewood
November 1, 2013 1PM-4PM JAC, Lakewood
October 4, 2013 1PM-4PM JAC, Lakewood
September 6, 2013 1PM-4PM JAC, Lakewood
August 2, 2013 1PM-4PM JAC, Lakewood
July 5, 2013 Meeting canceled
June 7, 2013 1PM-4PM JAC, Lakewood
May 3, 2013 1PM-4PM JAC, Lakewood
April 5, 2013 1PM-3PM JAC, Lakewood
March 1, 2013 1PM-4PM JAC, Lakewood
February 1, 2013 1PM-4PM JAC, Lakewood
January 4, 2013 1PM-4PM JAC, Lakewood
December 20, 2012 Task Force meeting canceled and
replaced by Systems Improvement Working Group meeting
November 15, 2012 9AM-4:30PM Denver Sheriff's Office Training Ctr
October 18, 2012 9AM-12PM JAC, Lakewood
September 20, 2012 9AM-12PM JAC, Lakewood
August 16, 2012 9AM-12PM JAC, Lakewood
July 19, 2012 9AM-12PM   JAC, Lakewood
June 21, 2012
9AM-12PM
JAC, Lakewood
May 17, 2012
9AM-12PM
JAC, Lakewood
April 19, 2012
9AM-12PM
JAC, Lakewood
March 15, 2012
9AM-12PM
JAC, Lakewood
February 16, 2012
9AM-12PM
JAC, Lakewood
January 19, 2012
9AM-12PM
JAC, Lakewood
December 15, 2011
9AM-12PM
JAC, Lakewood
November 17, 2011
9AM-12PM
JAC, Lakewood
October 20, 2011
9AM-12PM
JAC, Lakewood
September 15, 2011
9AM-12PM
JAC, Lakewood
August 18, 2011
9AM-12PM
JAC, Lakewood
July 21, 2011
Meeting canceled
June 16, 2011
9AM-12PM
JAC, Lakewood
 
May 19, 2011
Task Force meeting canceled and
replaced by Education and Assessment Working Group meetings
April 21, 2011
9AM-12PM
710 Kipling Street, Lakewood
 
March 17 & 18, 2011
8:30AM-5PM
710 Kipling Street, Lakewood
17th -
18th -
February 17, 2011
Meeting canceled
January 20, 2011
9AM-12PM
710 Kipling Street, Lakewood
December 16, 2010
9AM-12PM
710 Kipling Street, Lakewood
November 18, 2010
9AM-12PM
710 Kipling Street, Lakewood
October 28, 2010
1:30-4:30PM
710 Kipling Street, Lakewood
September 21, 2010
1:30-4:30PM
710 Kipling Street, Lakewood