Jail Data Collection
House Bill 19-1297 enacted in May 31, 2019 requires county jails to collect information regarding their facility and inmates and report this information to the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) on a quarterly basis. The bill may be found here.
The dashboard and data for HB19-1297 data may be found here.
Submissions are due the third Friday of the first month of each quarter (January, April, July and October), with the first report due January 17, 2020.
2020 Due Dates:
|Quarter||Due date||Snapshot Date||Prior Quarter Dates||Prior 365 Days Dates|
|Q1||January 17, 2020||January 1, 2020||October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019||January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019|
|Q2||April 17, 2020||April 1, 2020||January 1, 2020 - March 31, 2020||April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020|
|Q3||July 17, 2020||July 1, 2020||April 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020||July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020|
|Q4||October 16, 2020||October 1, 2020||July 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020||October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020|
If a jail fails to submit a report within thirty days of the due date, the Executive Director of Public Safety is mandated to notify the jail that they are not in compliance ( C.R.S. 17-26-118(4)(c) ).
Data Submission Format
DCJ has created two Excel Spreadsheets which contain the items mandated by HB19-1297. The "Highlighting" spreadsheet shows issues with row and column sums so that they can be corrected prior to submission. The second spreadsheet contains no error checking:
Please name your submission file [County-Quarter-Year.xlsx]. For example: Phillips-Q1-2020.xlsx
Documentation on the data collection requirements can be downloaded from: HB19-1297 Documentation.pdf
Where to Send Submissions
Submissions can be emailed to email@example.com
Questions about the reporting requirements or problems reporting may also be sent to this address.