JJDP Compliance Monitoring

Colorado maintains and monitors compliance with the core protections of the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDP). Working in conjunction with the Colorado JJDP Council and other juvenile justice system agencies, the Division of Criminal Justice provides the leadership necessary to coordinate the JJDP Act and juvenile justice efforts.The Division of Criminal Justice is the state agency designated to administer several JJDP Act grant fund programs, to monitor compliance with the core protections of the JJDP Act, and to support the JJDP Council. 

Colorado receives JJDP Act Title II/Formula Grant funds annually, dependent on compliance with the core protections of the JJDP Act. The core protection requirements are tenets for basic professional practice throughout the country. It is incumbent upon all agencies and departments to assist the state in maintaining compliance, to assure safe and appropriate holding of juveniles, and to retain these funds for juvenile justice programming.