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The Pretrial Release Task Force was seated by the Commission in June 2017. This Task Force is expected to address the following topics: Compliance with the current statute varies across judicial districts; barriers to implementation include cost, resources, cost of pretrial supervision; communication between pre-trial services, courts, defense attorneys and prosecutors; training and general awereness of risk tool; review of the Colorado Pretrial Assessment Tool (CPAT); environment scan of pretrial use in Colorado and around the country. The Task Force has seated several Working Groups to study specific topics and prepare materials for the Task Force (see "Subgroups" below).
2019 & 2020 MeetingsPretrial Release Task Force
September 10 - 1:30 - 4:00 pm (710 Kipling)
October 8 - 1:30 - 4:00 pm (710 Kipling)
November 5 - 1:30 - 4:00 pm (710 Kipling)
December 10 - 1:30 - 4:00 pm (710 Kipling)
January 7 - 1:30 - 4:00 pm (710 Kipling)
February 11 - 1:30 - 4:00 pm (710 Kipling)
March 10 - 1:30 - 4:00 pm (710 Kipling)
April 7 - 1:30 - 4:00 pm (710 Kipling)
May 5 - 1:30 - 4:00 pm (710 Kipling)
June 9 - 1:30 - 4:00 pm (710 Kipling)
July 7 - 1:30 - 4:00 pm (710 Kipling) [tentative]
August 11 - 1:30 - 4:00 pm (710 Kipling) [tentative]Working Groups (WG meetings posted as details become available.)
PRTF Recs/HB19-1226 Review: July 23 - 10am-Noon (Location: Rm 12-107, Ralph Carr Judicial Ctr., 1300 Broadway, Denver)
For information, contact Laurence Lucero (firstname.lastname@example.org)
___________________________________________________________Unless otherwise noted, all meetings of the Pretrial Release Task Force will be held at the Department of Public Safety, 710 Kipling St., 3rd Floor Meeting room, Lakewood CO 80215.
For meetings held at 690 KIPLING...
Those entering the building must check-in at the first floor reception area upon arrival. Proceed forward past the check-in desk and take the hallway on the left. The meeting room is the last door on the left.
For meetings held at 700 KIPLING...
Those entering the building must check-in at the first floor reception area upon arrival. Following check-in, YOU MUST BE ESCORTED to the meeting room.
- FOR THE 2ND FLOOR CJIS CONFERENCE ROOM, take a right off the elevator to the door on the right (to the DCJ: Victim's Unit). Through the door, take the hallway to the left and the conference room is the first door on the left.
- FOR THE 3RD FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM, take a right off the elevator and a right down the long hallway to the 3rd Floor North (Old EDO) Conference Room. At the end of the hallway the conference room is to the left.
- FOR THE 4TH FLOOR TRAINING ROOM, take a right off the elevator and a right down the hallway to the 4th Floor CDPS Training Room. The meeting room is opposite the water fountains.
For meetings held at 710 KIPLING...
This building does not require check-in or an escort. Take the elevator to the SECOND FLOOR. Exit the elevator area to the right and walk immediately forward to the meeting room (...not down the hallway!).
See the CCJJ Master Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of the Commission and its subgroups.
To ensure balanced representation on the Pretrial Release Task Force, the CCJJ Chair and Vice-Chair employ a template to guide the appointment process. Representative agencies and stakeholders are determined first, followed by the appointment of volunteers to the available positions.
The Pretrial Release Task Force (PRTF) has created Working Groups exploring the following topic areas (WG Leaders):
ON HIATUS or CONCLUDED
*Pursuant to §24-6-402(2)(a), C.R.S., "All meetings of two or more members of any state public body at which any public business is discussed or at which any formal action may be taken are declared to be public meetings open to the public at all times."
The Pretrial Release Task Force materials:(Minutes of the Task Force may be found below under "Previous Meetings.")
These materials are displayed in reverse chronological order...
JUNE 2019 TASK FORCE MEETING
Municipal Courts Presentation: Overview-Municipal Courts [CO Municipal Judges Association] (Shawn Day, Aurora Municipal Court Judge)
Pretrial Preventive Detention Working Group - Chair Report Handout: Chair Report (Pretrial Preventive Detention Working Group) (Bo Zeerip, Mesa County DA's Office)
House Bill 2019 - 1226: Bond Reform (appended with all proposed Senate amendments) Handout: HB19-1226 with Amendments (Staff, Division of Criminal Justice)
JULY 2018 TASK FORCE MEETING
Pretrial Preventive Detention Working Group Proposal Presentation: Proposed Pretrial Decision Making (Bo Zeerip, Mesa County DA's Office)
JANUARY 2018 TASK FORCE MEETING
Collaborative Practice Assessment Tool Validation Presentation: CPAT Validation (Victoria Terranova, Ph.D and Kyle Ward, Ph.D, University of Northern Colorado)
Denver Pretrial Services: Smart Pretrial Program Presentation: Denver Pretrial Services (Aubree Cote, Pretrial Services Coordinator)
(See also, the BJA/PJI: Smart Pretrial Initiative)
DECEMBER 2017 TASK FORCE MEETING
Boulder County Pretrial Outcomes Handout: Boulder CJS Pretrial Outcomes for Supervised and Unsupervised Defendants (Monica Rotner, Boulder County Community Justice Services)
CPAT Revision Presentation Presentation: Colorado Pretrial Assessment Tool Revision (Victoria Terranova, Ph.D and Kyle Ward, Ph.D, University of Northern Colorado)
NOVEMBER 2017 TASK FORCE MEETING
Bond Analysis Handout: Bond Analysis - Cases that do not post bond (Peg Flick, Staff-Division of Criminal Justice)
Appearance Rates Handout: Mesa County 2016 Appearance Rates - Secured vs. Unsecured Bonds (Steve Chin, Colorado Association of Pretrial Services)
OCTOBER 2017 TASK FORCE MEETING
Bond Analysis Handout: Bond Analysis - Public Safety (Peg Flick, Staff-Division of Criminal Justice)
Pretrial Practices Presentation: Pretrial Practices in the 20th Judicial District (Monica Rotner, Boulder County Community Justice Services)
Pretrial Services in Colorado
(Maureen Cain, Criminal Defense Attorney) Handout: Summary of Pretrial Services in Colorado Handout: Pretrial Services by Judicial District and County Handout: Bond Schedules by Judicial District
PRETRIAL DETENTION REFORM: Judicial Branch of California - Pretrial Detention Reform Workgroup
Website: California Courts- Pretrial Detention ReformReport: Pretrial Detention Reform: Recommendations to the Chief Justice (link to )
Information forwarded by Tim Schnake:
The report will be shared with the [CA] Judicial Council at its November 16th, 2017 meeting. The materials and video of the Judicial Council meeting may be found found at the California Courts Meeting Information Center: JC event (11/16/17).
(See also, Californai Judicial Branch: Judicial Council: courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-jc.htm.)
THE STATE OF PRETRIAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA 2017 - Pretrial Justice Institute
Webpage: The State of Pretrial Justice in AmericaReport: The State of Pretrial Justice in America (link to )Executive Summary: The State of Pretrial Justice in America (link to )
See also these websites, Pretrial Justice Institute & University of Pretrial (The PJI online learning community)