The Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice was created by HB07-1358 (see, About: Enabling Legislation) with a mission and duties provided in statute. The legislative declarations of this enabling legislation also suggest several expectations for the work of the Commission: improving the effective administration of justice; the comprehensive evidence-based examination and analysis of the criminal and juvenile justice systems, of the characteristics of offenders being sentenced to the department of corrections, of the alternatives to incarceration, of the effectiveness of prevention programs, and of the effectiveness of the criminal code and sentencing laws in securing public safety; and, upon the study of such topics, to produce recommendations. Some of the recommendations generated by the Commission result in legislation.
The acts (bills signed into law) derived from, inspired by, or related to Commission recommendations are provided below with the more recent bills listed first. Additionally, the table below provides cross-references to the Commission recommendations related to each bill. Note that multiple recommendations may have been combined into a single bill. Other bills signed into law that mandate or suggest actions by the Commission and directives from the Executive and/or Legislative branches to the Commission may be found at, Resources: Mandates.