OCC Integrated Technical Assistance Services


        Integrated Services

        Training and Implementation Support

        Through training, staff are introduced to concepts and skills necessary to perform their duties. With established and continuous competency, leadership and organizational supports in place, staff have the necessary resources to engage in ongoing skill development; bridging the gap between research and practice ultimately improving outcomes.

        Request our training and implementation support services now.


        Providing accurate information and facilitating discussions to support program excellence and quality improvement.

        • Colorado Community Corrections Standards
        • Community Corrections Information and Billing System (CCIB)
        • Program Assessment for Correctional Excellence (P.A.C.E)
        • Policies and Procedures
        • Core Security Audits

        Strategic Planning Support

        The Office of Community Corrections offers strategic planning support for Board and Program Improvement.  Using the P.A.C.E and Core Security Evaluations, the Integrated Technical Assistance Team can assist in the determination of strategic planning priorities that may inform a direction for future practice improvement.


        Technical Assistance


        Case Planning

        Develop SMART case plan goals relevant to 1) criminogenic needs and 2) the client.

        Motivational Interviewing

        Expand empathy and partnership in Community Corrections staff, as well as cultivate change talk and soften sustain talk.

        Behavioral Interventions and Skill Training with Directed Practice

        Advance Communities of Practice and share these evidence-based practices (EBPs) with staff and management.

        Contingency Management

        Integrate appropriate responses to desirable and undesirable behavior effectively.


        How it works

        Request Services:

        When requesting technical assistance, please provide the following information:

        • Name of organization
        • Name and contact information of the individual making request
        • Name and contact information of the agency director
        • Detailed description of the request
        • Desired outcome
        • Expected timeframe for services

        Submit requests to Liz.Craig@state.co.us OR to Scott.Kirton@state.co.us.

        Our teams will respond to your agency’s requests in a timely and professional manner. It is our goal to enter into a collaborative working alliance with community corrections boards and programs requesting services.

        Brochure of Services 

        Services Include:

        Our Team

        Liz Craig

        Photo of Liz Craig
        Training & Technical Assistance Specialist

        Email:  liz.craig@state.co.us 
        Phone: 720-633-3811

        Scott Kirton

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        Implementation & Fidelity Specialist 

        Email:  scott.kirton@state.co.us
        Phone:  720-682-3730

        Liz Craig is the Training & Technical Assistance Specialist and Scott Kirton is the Implementation & Fidelity Specialist with the Division of Criminal Justice, Office of Community Corrections. They provide support to the PACE and Core Security evaluation processes, and work with community corrections boards and programs to provide technical assistance through consultation, training, coaching, and informal fidelity measurement.

        Requests can be submitted via email or phone to Liz Craig or Scott Kirton.