Juvenile Diversion

THIS IS NOT A COMPETITIVE GRANT

ONLY DISTRICT ATTORNEY JUVENILE DIVERSION PROGRAMS OR PROGRAMS DESIGNATED TO RECEIVE FUNDING BY THE DA OR DCJ SHOULD COMPLETE THIS PLAN

STATE-FUNDED DIVERSION ALLOCATIONS

Juvenile Diversion funds are issued by the State of Colorado, Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ), in conjunction with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Council. DCJ is the sole point of contact concerning these funds and all communications must be made through the Division of Criminal Justice. Funds are allocated to each judicial district pursuant to CRS 19-2-303, based on a formula that consists of a percentage for juvenile-age population, poverty rate, and juvenile population per square mile.

Each year, District Attorneys will have an opportunity to accept, waive, or decline the allocation for their respective judicial districts. Should the District Attorney elect to waive funds, they may specify an entity and an amount of funding to waive. If a District Attorney declines to accept any state juvenile diversion funding, DCJ will pursue other entities within that judicial district that may provide juvenile diversion services at its discretion.

The following amounts are available for State Fiscal Years 2020-21, 2021-22, and 2022-23.

Judicial District Allocation for FY21,22,23 Judicial District Allocation for FY21,22,23
1 $187,787 12 $75,000
2 $215,000 13 $75,000
3 $75,000 14 $75,000
4 $289,742 15 $75,000
5 $75,000 16 $75,000
6 $120,415 17 $239,641
7 $129,954 18 $403,106
8 $204,411 19 $153,000
9 $117,254 20 $117,000
10 $86,000 21 $140,398
11 $75,000 22 $75,000

Evaluation 

Colorado's Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Council has been working with the Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice Assistance to evaluate the state-funded Juvenile Diversion Program.  The following are reports on our findings:

DCJ Juvenile Diversion Dashboard

The Juvenile Diversion Dashboard is for current DCJ-funded juvenile diversion grantees to monitor their data collection efforts and assist the evaluation by addressing any data related issues. The dashboard provides grantees with their survey rates, screening data, and lists of participants from whom the evaluation has received surveys. The dashboard also provides a way for grantees and the evaluation team to communicate and resolve data quality concerns.  Finally, the dashboard provides online survey links for grantees that are collecting online survey data, as well as evaluation related manuals and links to the ETO. This dashboard requires a username and password provided by OMNI Institute. If you believe you should have log-in information for this site, please contact the evaluation technical assistance team at dcjta@omni.org.