Members

Commission membership, duties and staff are described in statute (see House Bill 2007-1358 or 16-11.3-102 and 16-11.3-103, C.R.S.). According to statute, some members are designated while other members are appointed by the Governor, by the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, by the Speaker or the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, or by the President or the Minority Leader of the Senate. Designated members serve without term limit while appointed members serve no more than two consecutive full terms, in addition to any partial term. Notations are provided for each member below that indicate the type of position and, if appointed, the appointment date. A printable members list is available here. Those who previously served on the Commission are recognized below.

MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION
Stan Hilkey
CCJJ Chair
Executive Director, Department of Public Safety
(Designated Position and Chair, serving from 06/2014)
Douglas K. Wilson
CCJJ Vice-Chair

State Public Defender
(Designated Position, serving from 07/2007
and as Vice Chair from 08/2012)
Jennifer Bradford
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Designee for the Executive Director of
the Department of Higher Education
(Designated Position; Designee Appointment 02/2014)
John Cooke
State Senator, Senate District 13
Representing the State Legislature (R)
(Appointed 04/2015)
Valarie Finks
Victim Services Director, 18th Judicial District
Representing Victims' Rights Organizations
(Appointed 10/2016; 1st term expires 06/2018)
Kelly L. (Weimer) Friesen
Director, Grand County Juvenile Justice Department
& Coordinator, S.B. 94 14th Judicial District
Representing Juvenile Justice
(Appointed 07/2012; 2nd term expires 06/2018)
Charles Garcia 
At Large
(Appointed 07/2012; 2nd term expires 06/2018)
Previously, was Designee for the Chair
of the Juvenile Parole Board
(Served 03/2011 - 07/2012)
Mike Garcia
Director, Division of Probation Services
Representing Colorado State Judicial
(Appointed 07/2016; 1st term expires 07/2019)
Tony Gherardini
Deputy Executive Director of Operations
Designee for the Executive Director
Department of Human Services
(Designated Position, serving from 08/2017)
Jessica Jones
Private Defense Attorney
At Large
(Appointed 01/2016; Vacated term expires 06/2016;
1st term expires 06/2019)
Daniel Kagan
State Senator, Senate District 26
Representing the State Legislature (D)
(Appointed 01/2017)
William C. Kilpatrick
Chief, Golden Police Department
Representing Chiefs of Police
(Appointed 07/2016; 1st term expires 06/2019)
(Previously served 07/2007 - 06/2013)
Evelyn Leslie
Colorado School for Family Therapy
Representing Mental Health Treatment Providers
(Appointed 07/2012; 2nd term expires 06/2018)
Joe Morales
Chair, Colorado State Board of Parole
Representing the State Board of Parole
(Designated Position, serving from 09/2015)
Norm Mueller
Haddon, Morgan, & Foreman, P.C.
Representing Criminal Defense
(Appointed 07/2012; 2nd term expires 06/2018)
Joseph K. Pelle
Sheriff, Boulder County
Representing Colorado Sheriffs
(Appointed 07/2013; 1st term expires 06/2016)
 Rick Raemisch
Executive Director,
Department of Corrections
(Designated Position, serving from 08/2013)
Rose Marie Rodriguez
Community Corrections
At Large
(Appointed 06/2015; 1st term expires 06/2018)
Joseph Salazar
State Representative, House District 31
Representing the State Legislature (D)
(Appointed 01/2017)
Lang Sias
State Representative, House District 27
Representing the State Legislature (R)
(Appointed 03/2015)
Scott Turner
Deputy, Criminal Justice Section
Designee for the Attorney General's Office
(Designated Position, serving from 05/2015)
Michael Vallejos
Chief Judge, 2nd Judicial District
Representing Colorado State Judicial
(Appointed 04/2015; 1st term expires 06/2018)
David Weaver
Douglas County Commissioner
Representing County Commissioners
(Appointed 06/2015; 1st term expires 06/2018)
Peter A. Weir
District Attorney, 1st Judicial District
Representing District Attorneys
(Term began 07/2012*; Appointed 12/2012; 2nd term expires 06/2018)
Previously served as Executive Director,
Department of Public Safety and CCJJ Chair
(Served 07/2007 - 06/2010)
Meg Williams
Vice-Chair
Designee for the Chair of the Juvenile Parole Board
(Designated Position, serving from 01/2014)
Dave Young
District Attorney, 17th Judicial District
Representing District Attorneys
(Term began 07/2012*; Appointed 12/2012; 2nd term expires 06/2018)
Joe Thome
Director of the Division of Criminal Justice
Department of Public Safety
Ex-Officio, Non-Voting Member
(Designated Position, serving from 03/2017)
* Current District Attorneys terms began July 2012, but
DA positions were occupied by previous DAs until
after the November 2012 elections were final
and new appointments were made.

  

FORMER MEMBERS (TERMS OF SERVICE)
Peter A. Weir
Former CCJJ Chair
Executive Director
Department of Public Safety
(Designated position, served 07/2007 - 06/2010)
David S. Kaplan
Former CCJJ Vice Chair
Criminal Defense Attorney
Haddon, Morgan, & Foreman, P.C.
(Appointed,served as Vice Chair 07/2007- 07/2012)
James H. Davis
Former CCJJ Chair
Executive Director
Department of Public Safety
(Designated position, served 01/2011 - 03/2014)
Kathy Sasak
Former CCJJ Interim Chair
Interim Executive Director, Department of Public Safety
(Designated position, serving as Interim Chair:
07/2010 - 12/2010 and 04/2014 - 05/2014)
Michael Anderson
Vice-Chair, State Board of Parole
Designee for the Chair of the
Colorado State Board of Parole
(Designated position, served 10/2010 - 06/2011)
Karen Beye
Executive Director
Department of Human Services
(Designated position, served 07/2007 - 12/2010)
Reggie Bicha
Executive Director
Department of Human Services
(Designated position, served 01/2012 - 08/2011 & from 03-04/2015)
Terrance Carroll
State Representative, House District 7
Representing the State Legislature (D)
(Appointed, served 07/2007 - 12/2008)
Theresa Cisneros
Judge, 4th Judicial District
Representing Colorado State Judicial
(Appointed, served 03/2012 to 02/2015)
Sallie Clark
El Paso County Commissioner
Representing County Commissioners
(Appointed, served 11/2012 - 04/2015)
 Tom Clements
Executive Director,
Department of Corrections
(Designated postion,
served 01/2011 - 03/2013)
Cynthia Coffman
Representing the Attorney General's Office
(Designated position, served from 02/2015 - 04/2015)
Dean Conder
Chair
Juvenile Parole Board
(Designated position, served 07/2007 - 04/2009)
Jan Dempsey-Simkins
Juvenile Parole Board
Designee for the Chair
(Designated position, served 09/2010 - 02/2011)
Michael Dougherty
Deputy Attorney General - Criminal Justice
Designee for the Attorney General's Office
(Designated position, served 12/2010 - 12/2012)
Matt Durkin
Deputy Attorney General - Criminal Justice
Designee for the Attorney General's Office
(Designated position, served 01/2013 - 01/2015)
Melissa Esquibel
Defense Attorney
Representing Defense Attorneys
(Appinted, served 07/2007 - 06/2009)
Rhonda C. Fields
Representing Victims
At Large
(Appointed, served 07/2007 - 07/2012)
Charles Garcia
Juvenile Parole Board
Designee for the Chair
(Designated position, served 03/2011 - 07/2012)
 Ken Gordon
State Senator, Senate District 35
Representing the State Legislature (D)
(Appointed, served 07/2007 - 12/2008)
 Regis F. Groff
At Large
Former State Senator,
Senate District 33
(Served 07/2007 - 07/2012)
Ted Harvey
State Senator, Senate District 35
Representing the State Legislature (R)
(Served 07/2007 - 01/2009)
Peter G. Hautzinger
District Attorney, 21st Judicial District
Representing District Attorneys
(Appointed, served 07/2007-12/2012*)
Kathleen Horn-Murphy
Victim's Representative, 17th Judicial District
Representing Victims' Rights Organizations
(Appointed, served 07/2012 - 10/2016)
Regina M. Huerter
Crime Prevention & Control Commission
Representing Juvenile Justice
(Appointed, served 07/2007 - 06/2013)
Henry Jackson, Jr.
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Designee for for the Executive Director
of the Department of Higher Education
(Appointed, served 01/2012 - 12/2013)
William C. Kilpatrick
Chief, Golden Police Department
Representing Chiefs of Police
(Appointed, served 07/2007 - 06/2013)
Steve King
State Senator, Senate District 7
Representing the State Legislature (R)
(Appointed, served 07/2012 - 12/2014)
Julie Krow
Children, Youth and Families, Director
Designee for for the Executive Director
of the Department of Human Services
(Designated position, served 09/2011 - 02/2015)
Reo N. Leslie, Jr.
Colorado School for Family Therapy
Representing Mental Health Treatment Providers
(Appointed, served 07/2007 - 07/2012)
Claire Levy
State Representative, House District 13
Representing the State Legislature
(Appointed, served 01/2009 - 10/2013)
Becky Lucero
Chair
Colorado State Board of Parole
(Designated position, served 06/2010 - 09/2012)
Gilbert Martinez
Judge, 4th Judicial District
Representing Colorado Judicial Branch
(Appointed, served 07/2007 - 02/2012)
Beth McCann
State Representative, House District 8
Representing the State Legislature (D)
(Appointed, served 10/2013 - 12/2016)
Jeff W. McDonald
Representing Juvenile Justice
(Appointed, served 07/2013 - 09/2015)
David Michaud
Chair
Colorado State Board of Parole
(Designated postion, served 07/2007 - 05/2010)
  Inta Morris
Higher Education
Designee for the Executive Director
of the Department of Higher Education
(Designated postion, served 07/2007 - 02/2012)
John P. Morse
State Senator, Senate District 11
Representing the State Legislature (D)
(Appointed, served 01/2009 - 08/2013)
Kevin L. Paletta
Chief, Lakewood Police Department
Representing Chiefs of Police
(Appointed, served 07/2013 - 07/2016)
Eric Philp
Director, Division of Probation Services
Representing Colorado State Judicial
(Appointed, served 07/2011 - 06/2016)
Donald S. Quick
District Attorney, 17th Judicial District
Representing District Attorneys
(Appointed, served 07/2007 - 12/2012*)
Tom Quinn
Director, Probation Services
Representing Colorado State Judicial Branch
(Appointed, served 01/2008 - 06/2011)
Ellen Roberts 
State Representative, House District 59
Representing the State Legislato (R)
(Appointed, served 07/2007 - 10/2009)
State Senator, Senate District 6
Representing the State Legislature (R)
(Appointed, served 01/2011 - 05/2012)
 Gerald Rafferty
Judge
Representing Colorado Judicial Branch
(Appointed, s07/2007 - 12/2007)
J. Grayson Robinson
Sheriff, Arapahoe County
Representing Colorado Sheriffs
(Appointed, served 07/2007 - 06/2013)
Debbie Rose
Chair, Juvenile Parole Board
(Designated position, serving 07/2012- 12/2013
and 04/2010 - 08/2010)
Brandon Shaffer 
Chair, Colorado State Board of Parole
Representing the State Board of Parole
(Designated position, served 07/2013 - 08/2015)
Mark Sheffel
State Senator, Senate District 4
Representing the State Legislature  (R)
(Appointed, served 02/2009 - 12/2010)
Steven R. Siegel
Victim's Representative, 2nd Judicial District
Representing Victims' Rights Organizations
(Appointed, served 07/2007 - 07/2012)
Jeanne Smith
Director of the Division of Criminal Justice
Department of Public Safety
Ex-Officio, Non-Voting Member
(Designated position, served 07/2007 - 02/2017)
Pat Steadman
State Senator, Senate District 31
Representing the State Legislature (D)
(Appointed, served 10/2013 - 12/2016)
John Suthers
Attorney General
Representing the Attorney General's Office
(Designated position, served 07/2007 -11/2010)
Alaurice M. Tafoya-Modi
Criminal Defense Attorney
At Large
(Appointed, served 09/2009 - 06/2015)
Mark Waller
State Representative, House District 15
Representing the State Legislature  (R)
(Appointed, served 10/2009 - 09/2014)
Roger Werholtz 
Interim Executive Director,
Department of Corrections
(Designated position, served 04/2013 - 07/2013)
Robert Werthwein
Children, Youth and Families, Director 
Designee for the Executive Director
Department of Human Services
(Designated position, served 04/2015 - 07/2017)
Anthony Young 
Chair, Colorado State Board of Parole
Representing the State Board of Parole
(Designated position, served 07/2011 - 06/2013)
Debra L. Zwirn
County Commissioner, Logan County
Representing County Commissioners
(Appointed, served 07/2007 - 07/2012)
Aristedes W. Zavaras
Executive Director
Department of Corrections
(Designated position, served 07/2007 - 12/2010)
*These District Attorneys served the first six months of the following
terms from July 2012 to December 2012. After the November 2012
elections, new DAs were appointed with terms expiring June 2015.