Boards and Commissions
Community Corrections Board
The Community Corrections Board determines which offenders can safely be placed in the community, who can operate a community corrections program; under what conditions an offender can participate in a program, and the standards by which a service provider can operate a facility. The board also monitors programs in the Fourth Judicial District, oversees compliance with state and local standards, recommends contracts and reception of grants, and advises the El Paso County Board of Commissioners on work release and other community corrections matters in the Fourth Judicial District. The board meets on the third Tuesday of the month at noon at the Regional Development Center, 2880 International Circle, Colorado Springs, CO. The Corrections Board is comprised of the following members: District Attorney, Sheriff, Chief Probation Officer, Manager of Parole Operations, Deputy State Public Defender, District Court Judge, El Paso County Court representative, Police Office representative, Teller County representative, a mental health representative, and six citizen-at-large representatives. All representatives serve for indefinite terms, except the citizen-at-large positions, which are appointed for three-year terms and are limited to serving two consecutive terms.
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council of the Pikes Peak Region (CJCC) reviews criminal justice matters in the Pikes Peak region and makes recommendations to the El Paso County Board of Commissioners and criminal justice agencies concerning criminal justice system issues.
A. Provide a forum for interagency coordination on criminal justice matters.
B. Research, analyze, evaluate, and develop innovative planning recommendations regarding criminal justice matters.
C. Oversee the collection of criminal justice data for use by the Council, agencies, and departments.
D. Analyze past and current El Paso County Criminal Justice Center (CJC) populations and develop recommendations to address capacity issues at the CJC.
E. Identify gaps and deficiencies in the criminal justice system and make recommendations to address service gaps.
F. Make recommendations that will help control the costs of managing offenders.
G. Evaluate and recommend crime prevention and early intervention programs that will help reduce recidivism.
H. Increase community understanding and support for the criminal justice system.
I. Seek grants that will support the enhancement of the criminal justice system.
J. Support a holistic community approach to criminal justice by involving law enforcement, judicial services, behavior health, housing, employment, and other social services to address criminal justice needs.
K. Make recommendations on proposed legislation that will impact the criminal justice system in our region.
Council members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for a three year term and are eligible for reappointment. No citizen member will serve more than two successive full terms on the CJCC.
Meetings of the Council will be held quarterly (four times per year). The place, time, and agenda will be set by the Chairperson. A quorum will be at least twelve voting members at a respective meeting. Members may participate by telephone at meetings.
Juvenile Community Review Board
The El Paso County Juvenile Community Review Board reviews case files of juveniles and makes decisions regarding residential community placement. Board meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Russel Professional Building, 105 E. Vermijo Ave., Colorado Springs, CO. The Board consists of 11 members. Nine members are nominated for indefinite terms and two community-at-large members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for three-year terms.
4th Judicial District Community Corrections Authority
The 4th Judicial District Community Corrections Authority ensures a coordinated, effective, and efficient community corrections system encompassing the entire 4th Judicial District (El Paso County and Teller County). The Authority was created for the purpose of administering contracts to operate a community corrections program in the 4th Judicial District. Administration includes but is not limited to receiving and expending funding, administering allocation letters, and administering contracts for community corrections services and facilities.