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The work of the Drug Policy Task Force has concluded. The Task Force met from August 2009 to October 2013. This period includes a seven-month hiatus between the two work periods described below. The Task Force may be reinstated, if additional drug sentencing or policy topics arise in the future.
The Drug Policy Task Force was created by the CCJJ pursuant to Senate Bill 2009-286 to address drug sentencing and treatment issues in Colorado. Additionally, in May 2009, the Governor and Attorney General submitted this letter to the Commission regarding specific areas of focus for sentencing reform that were also assigned to this task force. These mandates were addressed between August 2009 and November 2012.
Subsequently, Senate Bill 2013-283 directed the Commission, via the Drug Policy Task Force, to develop recommendations necessary to conform criminal laws to Section 16 (Personal Use and Regulation of Marijuana) of Article XVIII of the State Constitution. A charter specific to this mandate was approved by the Commission on July 10, 2013 to guide the work of the task force. This mandate was addressed between July 2013 and October 2013.
No further meetings.
See the CCJJ Master Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of the Commission and its subgroups.
To ensure balanced representation on the Drug Policy Task Force, the CCJJ Chair and Vice-Chair employed a template to guide the appointment process. Representative agencies and stakeholders were determined first, followed by the appointment of volunteers to the available positions.
Bridget Klauber, Private Defense Attorney
The Drug Policy Task Force has created the following work groups. The groups may be engaged simultaneously or intermittently in meetings and activities as the need for work on topics arises. Check the CCJJ Master Meeting Calendar for any scheduled meetings of these working groups.
HIATUSStructure Working Group
This group focuses on a review of drug sentencing statutes and developing a drug offense sentencing matrix and suggests recommendations for improvements to the task force.
Treatment Working Group
(previously referenced as the Treatment Funding Working Group or the Prevention Working Group)
This group focuses on justice reinvestment strategies and suggests recommendations to provide substance abuse treatment options for those involved in or transitioning from the criminal justice system.
CONCLUDEDDUI-D Working Group
This group focused on reviewing drug sentencing statutes and suggested recommendations on driving under the influence of drugs.
The original charge to the Drug Policy Task Force was derived from Senate Bill 2009-286 and a May 2009 letter to the Commission from the Governor and Attorney General and focused on drug sentencing and treatment issues.
Subsequently, Senate Bill 2013-283 directed the task force to develop recommendations necessary to conform criminal laws to Section 16 (Personal Use and Regulation of Marijuana) of Article XVIII of the State Constitution. A charter specific to this mandate was approved on July 10, 2013 to guide the work of the task force.
LinksDrugs, Brains, and Behavior-The Science of AddictionNational Institute on Drug Abuse-Topics in BriefPrinciples of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research Based GuidePrinciples of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations A Research-Based GuideTreating Offenders with Drug Problems: Integrating Public Health and Public Safety
Materials"Treatment and Related Funding Issues in Community-Based Corrections"
Glenn Tapia (Program Director, Office of Community Corrections)POWERPOINT SLIDES ---- AUDIO ---- SLIDE INDEX (to acccompany audio)
Treatment and Related Funding Issues in Community-Based Corrections 400KBTeen Marijuana Use Increases, Especially Among Eighth Graders 90KBFlorida County Wants to Finance Drug Treatment Through Alcohol Tax 53KBHIghlights of the National Institute of Drug Abuser's 2010 Monitoring the Future Survey 204KBProblem Drivers and Traffic Fatalities: October 2009 Performance Audit 312KBDrunk Driving Penalties (C.R.S. 42-4-1301) 32KBA Sentencing Guide for DWI Offenders (2005) 8.4MB2008 Judicial Annual Stat Report: DUI Monitoring (pp. 213-221) 523KBDUI Data - Colorado 301KBDUI Courts 291KBStatus of Colorado DUI Courts 212KBHouse Bill 10-1352 Drug Bill Details 93KBKansas 2007 Senate Bill 14 74KBKansas (SB14) Statewide Risk Reduction Initiative - 2009 Annual Report 1MBKansas 2003 Senate Bill 123 886KBKansas 2003 Senate Bill 123: Process and Implementation Evaluation 1.2MBSouth Dakota 24/7 Sobriety Program Expansion Project 304KBSouth Dakota 24/7 Sobriety Program Recidivism Statistics 76KBTreatment Funding Working Group Status Report (June 2010) 284KB