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The Juvenile Justice Task Force concluded on October 1, 2014. The Commission will continue to address juvenile issues and may restore subgroups in the future with updated membership, if new issues arise within the topic area.
The Juvenile Justice Task Force was seated in September 2010 to address the issues faced by juveniles and their families involved in the criminal justice and other related systems. The charter and scope of work for the task force meeting between September 2010 - October 2014 may be found here.
The Juvenile Justice Task Force has no further meetings scheduled.Unless noted otherwise, all meetings will be held at the Jefferson County Assessment Center, Remington Building, 11011 W. 6th Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado (map) from 9:30am-12pm.
See the CCJJ Master Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of the Commission and its subgroups.
To ensure balanced representation on the Juvenile Justice 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.
Below are the Working Groups of the Juvenile Justice Task Force. The current status of working groups is indicated below, but this status may change as the need to address topics evolves. See the CCJJ Master Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of all of the subgroups of the Juvenile Justice Task Force.
ONGOINGPre-Filing Options Working Group
Exploring possible definitions and options of diversion in the Children's Code.
Professionalism Working Group
Working on such topics as Professional standards in collaboration with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Council with assistance from the SPARK Policy Institute.Age of Detention Working Group
Juveniles under thirteen should be treated differently as placing them in detention has the potential to expose them to older and more serious delinquents.
UNDER CONSIDERATIONJuvenile Records Working Group
Working on the topic of the degree of access to juvenile records.
CONCLUDEDAssessments Working Group(subsumed by the Informal System Response Working Group)
Included work on such topics as determinations of those qualifying for the civil adjustment system, needs and risks that should be addressed, identifying those children who should/should not be assessed, crossover youth, evidence-based practices, information transfer/sharing, and training guide revisions.
Education Working Group
Included work on such topics as School-to-Jail "Pipeline," transitions between service systems, and truancy.
Informal System Response Working Group
(elements of this work divided between Petty Ticket WG and the Pre-Filing Options WG)
Working on such topics as options for adaptive civil response alternatives to delinquent disposition, eligibility for civil adjustments, and record sharing and service provision to those identified for this path through the system.
Judicial Working Group
Included work on such topics as admissions to DYC, professional standards, juvenile DUI, and municipal court
Legal / Justice System Working Group (subsumed by the Informal System Response Working Group)
Included work on such topics as options for adaptive civil response alternatives to delinquent disposition, eligibility for civil adjustments, and record sharing.
Petty Ticket Working Group
Working on petty ticket options.
Services Working Group (subsumed by the Informal System Response Working Group)
Included work on such topics as parity in service provision whether juveniles are adjudicated, are in the civil adjustment system, or are in the dependency and neglect system.
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(Research-to-Results Brief, March 2011 at Child Trends.Org )
Risk Assessment Resources Readings
Bibliography of Juvenile Justice Resources Links
Blueprints for Violence PreventionCenters for Disease Control and PreventionCollaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
Colorado Office of Interagency Prevention System: Best PracticesColorado Statewide Youth Development PlanCommunity Guide for Helping America’s YouthDepartment of Education Safe, Disciplined, and Drug Free SchoolsDrug Strategies, Inc.Colorado School Safety Resource Center: Bullying and Harassment PreventionImproving Transition Outcomes for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Corrections SystemInstitute of MedicineNIDA Preventing Drug Use among Children and AdolescentsNational Institute of Justice: What Works ReportThe National Reentry Resource Center: What Works in Reentry ClearinghouseEBP Resource Center (SAMHSA)OJJDP Model Programs GuidePromising Practices NetworkSurgeon General’s Youth Violence Report