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Working Group on Transforming Criminal and Juvenile Justice

Working Group on Transforming Criminal and Juvenile Justice

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The Working Group on Transforming Criminal and Juvenile Justice was created by Governor's Executive Order B 2023 001. It is comprised of 17 members, eight of whom are appointed by the Governor and nine who are members by virtue of their agency position.

The Working Group’s mission shall be to study and make recommendations outlining the structure, location, purpose, and composition of a future permanent, multi-disciplinary, evidenced-based entity or entities with dedicated year-round staff to address matters related to criminal and juvenile justice no later than Friday, March 1, 2024, with the preferred outcome of establishing such an entity(ies) in statute. The Working Group will meet regularly between November 2023 and February 2024 to accomplish the goal of producing these recommendations.

Meetings

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All meetings of the Working Group on Transforming Criminal and Juvenile Justice are held in-person and virtually.

In an effort to study and make recommendations outlining the structure, location, purpose, and composition of a future permanent, multi-disciplinary, evidenced-based entity or entities with dedicated year-round staff to address matters related to criminal and juvenile justice, TCJJ's Board is encouraging public input. 

We are committed to hosting meetings that are fully accessible to all attendees and presenters. If you have any specific accommodations requests, please email TCJJ's group facilitator.

 

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Upcoming Meetings:

Thursday, February 29, 2024

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Colorado State Capitol in House Committee Room 109

Join via Zoom

 

Thursday, March 7, 2024

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: TBD
 
 We are committed to hosting meetings that are fully accessible to all attendees and presenters. If you have any specific accommodations requests, please email TCJJ's group facilitator.

Prior Meetings

November 2023 

Nov. 29, 2023 meeting: Video Recording, Minutes
 

December 2023 

Dec. 11, 2023 meeting: Video Recording 
Presentation 

Dec. 18, 2023, meeting: Video Recording

 

January 2024

January 3, 2024, Meeting: Video Recording

January 5, 2024, Meeting: Video Recording
Meeting Materials:
Meeting Agenda
State Models Overview
Consolidated Document: Summary Notes from In-Person & Virtual Testimony
Consolidated Document: All Written Testimony
Stakeholder Matrix

January 19, 2024, Meeting: Video Recording

Working Group on Transforming Criminal & Juvenile Justice (TCJJ)

Member Input on Mission
Meeting Agenda

February 2024

February 5, 2024: Video Recording
Meeting Agenda
Materials presented
TCJJ Structure Handout
Citizen Policy Memo

February 15, 2023: Video Recording 
Materials presented

 

Working Group on Transforming Criminal and Juvenile Justice Board Members

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Governor Appointed Members

Jason Lester, PhD, Deputy Director, El Paso County Human Services, serves as a representative of in Human Services;

Emily Tofte Nestaval, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Victim law Center, serves as a representative for Victim Advocates;

Tristan Gorman, Defense Bar, serves as a representative of the Criminal Defense Experience; 

Victoria Terranova, PhD, Professor, University of Northern Colorado, serves as a representative of the Academic Specializing in Matters related to Criminal Justice

Vincent Atchity, President & CEO, mental Health Colorado, serves as a representative in Behavioral Health;

Jamie FitzSimons, Sheriff, Summit County Sheriff's Office, serves as a representative in Law Enforcement;

Ubaldo Chavez, Business Account Manager, The Center for Employment Opportunities, serves as a representative as a Person with Lived Experience;

Debi Hunter Holen, executive Director, Colorado School and Public Employee retirement Association, serves as in representative in Victim of Crime;

 

Designated Members

Maureen Cain, Policy Liaison, Colorado Office of the Public Defender, serves as a representative of the State Public Defender,  who will serve as a co-chair of the Working Group;

Tom Raynes, Executive Director, Colorado District Attorney's Council, serves as a representative of the Executive Director of the Colorado District Attorneys’ Council as a co-chair of the Working Group; 

Stan Hilkey, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Public Safety, serves as a representative of the Executive Director of the Department of Public Safety;

Andre Stancil, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Corrections, serves as a representative of the Executive Director of the Department of Corrections, or their designee;

Matt Soper, State Representative House District 54, serves as a representative of the House Judiciary Committee Member; 

Julie Gonzales, State Senator, Senate District 34, serves as a representative of the Senate Judiciary Committee Member;

Janet Drake, Deputy, Criminal Justice Section with the Attorney General's office, serves as a representative of the Attorney General office;

Michael Weissman, State Representative, House District 36; serves as a representative of the House Judiciary Committee; 

Bob Gardner, State Senator, Senate District 12, serves as a representative of Senate Judiciary Committee Member.