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The Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC), Division of Adult Parole, is responsible for the supervision of community-based inmates and parolees, and supports them in their efforts to successfully reintegrate into the community.
Parole/inmate supervision is a condition of release from prison, decided by the Colorado State Board of Parole. The parole agreement (conditions of release) is issued prior to on offender's release to parole/community.
Common conditions of parole supervision: (Additional conditions could be added by the parole officer or parole board as recommended.)
To become an approved sponsor for someone under parole or inmate supervision, you will be contacted by a community parole officer prior to the offender’s release into the community. There will be a visit to your residence in order to ensure that it is an appropriate environment for the offender. The investigating officer will be conducting an investigation report to include a criminal history report on all individuals residing in the residence. The community parole officer will also review a “Sponsor Advisement” form with you to make sure you understand and agree to the terms and conditions of having the offender live with you. This will include the following:
In any residence where children are present and illegal substances are used and or found, community parole officers, by statute, are mandatory reporters and must report all instances of this alleged activity to the appropriate authority.
Your community parole officer and community reentry specialist are here to help you. They will assess for needs and barriers, provide a case plan to help with a successful transition into the community and in colaboration with community agemcies/partners, offer various support services.
Please discuss openly and honestly any concerns you may have with your treatment needs.
Community parole officer can direct you to any alcohol/drug testing locations.
CWISE is a 24-hour call center to check in and reach an assigned community parole officer.
Please call this number to leave a message for your parole officer. Disponibles operadores espanoles.
It is the policy of the CDOC, Division of Adult Parole to make all reasonable efforts to collect restitution from offenders in community based programs, per CRS 16-18.5-106 and CRS 17-2-201(5)(c). Failure to pay towards your restitution is a parole violation.
The CDOC contracts with Western Union to accept direct payments from offenders for deposit into accounts for restitution. You may contact Western Union at 1(800) 325-6000 or visit westernunion.com to find a location. Click on the link for instructions on sending restitution fees: Western Union Form/Instructions
After downloading the flyer, take the voucher and prescription to any participating pharmacy -- Ask your CPO for a list of participating pharmacies in your area.
The DOC recognizes that specialized treatment providers are an essential component to successful reintegration of offenders returning to the community.
Guidelines and Applications for ATP approval
Approved Treatment Provider (ATP) Program Open Meeting:
An open meeting for the ATP Program will be scheduled later this fall.
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In the context of these principles, the division seeks to establish an approach to responding to violations that will result in: The more successful transition of offenders under supervision to the community, in an effort to reduce future victimization, increase public safety, and enhance the ability of offenders to become more productive members of the community;
Colorado Web Integrated Support Environment (CWISE): Information concerning the children living with the offender as well as his/her children living elsewhere will be entered into the CWISE database, which electronically houses all of the information for the division. In the case of a positive drug test, a search with drugs or paraphernalia found, or an arrest for a drug related offense, the case will be converted to an active DEC case and the officer will follow the appropriate protocols to provide the necessary services and support to these children.
DEC Training & Collaboration: Community parole officers will receive comprehensive training on the importance of recognizing and responding collaboratively to the needs of children in dangerous substance abusing environments. In addition, the community parole officers will coordinate with all appropriate agencies to ensure a safe and healthy future for drug endangered children.
For More Information on Drug Endangered Children, Please Visit: www.coloradodec.org
Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS) is a formal agreement between states that seeks to promote public safety by controlling movement of certain adult offenders. The compact has congressional consent under Article I, § 10 of the United States Constitution and pursuant to Title 4, Section 112(a) of the United States Code. The Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the ICAOS.
The primary functions of the Colorado Interstate Compact office are to:
Specially assigned community parole officers supervise and document the movement, progress, and violations of Colorado cases placed on supervision or detainers in other states and U.S. Territories. The Colorado Interstate Compact operations is a multi-faceted office which acts under federal and state authority through the Colorado Department of Corrections to provide services to the general public, the private sector, Colorado Probation and the Colorado Department of Corrections. The Compact functions both as advisory in nature and authority in context. The Compact seeks parity for all offenders requesting interstate supervision by maintaining the provisions of acceptance, denial, supervision, and violation procedures nationwide.
The mission of the Pre-Release Program is to provide a consistent continuum of services between facilities and the community, accessible to all incarcerated adults preparing for release, in order to target the known predictors of recidivism and increase opportunities for successful reentry.
The goal of the Pre-Release Program is to assist individuals to identify critical barriers to successful community reentry and to identify internal strengths and external resources in order to expand individual networks of support. This is accomplished through the development of a transitional action plan in the areas of identification, housing, employment, transportation, money management, education, healthy lifestyles, family, relationships and support systems, victim awareness and restorative justice and living under supervision.
The mission of Community Reentry, in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Corrections, community parole offices, and community partnerships will enhance public safety by providing comprehensive reentry strategies and interventions that assist each offender under community supervision. This balanced approach to offender management provides a continuum of intervention strategies while maintaining professionalism, accountability, and fiscal responsibility.
The Community Reentry unit encompasses services traditionally identified with community reintegration, transitional services, and aftercare services. Community Reentry provides brokered services through state and federal agency partnerships, faith and community based collaborations, case management, and direct support services that afford the division strategies and interventions for a balanced approach to offender management.
Reentry Brochure - Partnerships for Change
Reentry Brochure - Employment & Training
Download a copy of these CRCF standards by clicking here.
The statewide system of 230 CRCF beds are a risk management option which enables CDOC and the parole board to immediately respond to, and remove as necessary, non-violent felony class 4, 5 and 6 parole violators from the community. The CRCF programming addresses parole set backs, criminogenic needs and provides incentives to earn access back into the community. The programming is designed to address these set backs through treatment and supervision for up to 180 days.
Eligibility criteria for CRCF placement: