Disproportionate Minority Contact

The Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, with direction from Colorado House Bill 08-1119, addresses the issue of racial and ethnic disparities in the adult and juvenile justice systems by conducting studies of the policies and practices in Colorado. The statute mandates the Commission to have the goal of reducing disparity and reviewing work and resources compiled by states in the area of disparity reduction.

The CCJJ activates the Minority Over-Representation Subcommittee to study specific issues to advance the continuing efforts by the Commission regarding issues of minority over-representation and disproportionate minority contact in the criminal and juvenile justice systems.

This Disproportionate Minority Contact page reflects some of the previous work of the Commission. The data provided primarily reflects Colorado’s juvenile justice system, given the availability of data on this system.  Additional data and information on minority over-representation among juveniles may be found on the MOR page compiled by the DCJ: Office of Research and Statistics.  There is limited information provided on the adult criminal justice system. Additional data on minority over-representation among adults may be found on the Race and Ethnicity page compiled by the DCJ: Office of Research and Statistics.pursuant to Senate Bill 2015-185, the Community Law Enforcement Action Reporting Act (CLEAR Act).