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Polis Administration Now Accepting Applications for Youth Delinquency Prevention & Intervention Grants

(Aug. 2, 2022) This year, Governor Jared Polis signed a comprehensive public safety plan into law. Key components of the Governor’s public safety plan include the creation of new public safety grant programs that will make more than $70 million available to Colorado communities over upcoming years.

Statement on Referral of VRA Complaints to Colorado Attorney General

(February 16, 2022) - Colorado’s Constitution and statutes clearly define certain rights for victims of crimes. The Victim Rights Act (VRA), in particular, ensures that crime victims are treated with fairness, respect, dignity and that they are free from intimidation, harassment, and abuse. The VRA also helps to ensure that victims are informed of critical stages of the criminal justice process and that they may be present for, and heard, at certain stages as well. 

Sex Offender Management Board Votes to Change Language in Standards & Guidelines for Treatment Providers

(November 19, 2021) - The Colorado Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) voted today to use “adults who commit sexual offenses” in place of “sex offenders” in the standards and guidelines used by treatment providers who assess, evaluate and treat people convicted of sexual offenses.

State Announces Grant Funding for Body-worn Cameras - Agencies must submit “intent to apply” by Sept. 10, 2021

(August 23, 2021) - The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) today announced the call for state and local law enforcement agencies to submit their interest in receiving a portion of $6 million that the Colorado Legislature set aside for funding body-worn cameras.

This is Human Trafficking Outreach Campaign Receives 2021 Heartland Emmy Award

(July 20, 2021) - The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Heartland Chapter has awarded an Emmy® in the Public Service Announcement category to the Colorado Human Trafficking Council’s 2020-2021 This is Human Trafficking campaign. The ceremony was live-streamed at the 35th Annual Heartland Regional Emmy Awards Presentation.

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

(July 19, 2021) - The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice’s Office of Research and Statistics has published the latest “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado” report, which presents data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations, ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more.