Drug Offense Task Force

Due to COVID-19, CCJJ activities (Commission/Task Force/Subcommittee mtgs.) are being conducted virtually.

The Drug Offense Task Force was seated by the Commission September 2019 in response to a mandate by the Colorado General Assembly pursuant to Senate Bill 2019-008 (Concerning treatment of individuals with substance abuse disorders who come into contact with the criminal justice system). Based on the statutory mandate, the Commission charged the Task Force to study and make recommendations concerning: a) Alternatives to filing criminal charges against individuals with substance use disorders who have been arrested for drug-related offenses; and b) A process for automatically sealing criminal records for drug offense convictions. The Commission must provide a report by July 1, 2020 with its findings and recommendations to the Judiciary and the Public Health Care and Human Services Committees of the House of Representatives and the Judiciary and the Health and Human Services Committees of the Senate, or any successor committees.

Note: Additional mandates found in S.B.19-008 have been assigned to the Opioid Investigations Subcommittee.