Colorado Criminal Justice Forum

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Colorado Justice Systems Forum
Working Together Toward an Improved Criminal Justice System

Hosted by Governor Jared Polis
March 4th and 5th, 2020
Westin Hotel, Westminster, CO

Meet the Experts and Collaborate Side-by-Side to Enhance our System

WHEN: Wednesday, March 4, and Thursday, March 5

WHERE: Westin Westminster Hotel, 10600 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, CO

WHAT: Alongside those with real experience from each step of the criminal justice system, we will:

  • Share and promote best practices.
  • Learn how state agencies are focusing their efforts on reducing recidivism, improving detention decision-making, increasing sentencing proportionality, and reducing juvenile involvement to make a real impact in Colorado.
  • Gather in break-out sessions to discuss key issues and gather stakeholder feedback.

COST: Free. Registration is required. 

REGISTRATION: Is now FULL. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please send an email to

AGENDA: Detailed Agenda, with Abstracts (PDF)


The Westin Westminster is offering a special group rate of $162 per night for attendees of the forum. Use this link to Book your group-rate room.

  • Criminal justice agency staff (DAs, defense attorneys, probation officers)
  • State agency staff (Department of Public Safety, Department of Corrections, Department of Human Services, State Board of Parole)
  • Municipal and county staff
  • Community leaders
  • Law enforcement
  • Providers/Non-profits
  • Interested parties 


Governor Polis and his administration have met with stakeholders including community members, criminal justice professionals, victim and offender advocates, and many more to build a roadmap to reduce recidivism and improve public safety. This convening is intended to bring together those who are passionate about continuing to move Colorado forward as a national leader in public safety and criminal justice practice. Attendees will be sharing their ideas, providing feedback around the strategies they hear, and informing the path to a stronger system of accountability and support. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Sign Up for Email Updates on This Event.


Image: Colorado Governor Jared Polis logo, Colorado Department of Public Safety logo, Colorado Department of Human Services logo, University of Denver logo