Criminal Justice Contacts with Students
Important: Please Read
- In 2015, the Colorado General Assembly passed House Bill 1273 (C.R.S. 22-32-146(5)), which mandated that local law enforcement agencies report specific information to the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) concerning every incident that resulted in a student’s arrest, summons or ticket during the 2014-2015 academic year for an offense that occurred at a public elementary school, middle or junior high school, or high school; in a school vehicle; or at a school activity or sanctioned event. Please Click Here for the full report which describes the study and the data.
- H.B. 15-1273 mandated DCJ to annually analyze and report the data by law enforcement agency and by school. That is the purpose of this website. The accompanying report is available below.
- Every effort was made to protect the identity of individual students. To this end, schools with five or fewer incidents were placed into a category titled "Schools with few incidents". Only one school with incidents was identified in the 22nd Judicial District, and because that particular school had only three incidents, the data is not available in the Data Dashboard by School when selecting the 22nd Judicial District.
- Note that approximately 2/3 of law enforcement agencies did not report data to DCJ. It is unknown if this occurred because there were no incidents at schools in these jurisdicitions, or if these agencies were unaware of the reporting mandated by H.B. 15-1273.
- No law enforcement agency reported from the 15th Judicial District.