Local VALE Resource Library


Standards for the Administration of VALE Programs - As Adopted March 1, 2019

In 2003, as with the 1998 revisions to the Standards, the Standards Subcommittee began to solicit feedback from administrators and board members from the local programs, District Attorneys, Judicial District Administrators, Chief Judges, and other interested parties. This information was incorporated into the proposed Standards prior to the initiation of the formal rulemaking process in 2004. As part of the rulemaking process required by the Administrative
Procedure Act, the Division of Criminal Justice submitted the revised Standards for public review and comment and held a videoconference in five locations throughout the state. Comments and questions were reviewed by the Standards Subcommittee before making final recommendations to the full body of the Coordinating Committee, which subsequently recommended adoption of the proposed Standards to the rulemaking authority, the Executive
Director of the Colorado Department of Public Safety. The revised Standards became effective August 30, 2004. These Standards became the basis for the Standards adopted by the Advisory Board on February 5, 2010. Minor amendments were made on February 1, 2013. Minor amendments were made on March 1, 2019.  Read more...


Review of Violations of the Standards