Crime Prevention and Control Commission

The Crime Prevention and Control Commission (CPCC) was formed by an ordinance(PDF, 483KB) in 2005 in partial response to the overcrowded and unsafe conditions at the jails at the time. Said then-Mayor Hickenlooper, “This Commission represents the City’s commitment to strategically pursue evidence-based diversionary alternatives to sentencing programs that not only reduce recidivism but also increase public safety.” (Press Release 09/27/05)

The commission has, for nearly 18 years, worked to that end – developing and implementing a variety of programs to decrease the use of the jail and reduce recidivism. In 2018, City Council expanded the role of the Commission to include a behavioral health element – specifically identifying the “extent to which addressing behavioral health needs may affect those who become involved in the justice system before, during and after systems’ involvement” (§ 2-255.54 (c)). Additionally, the Commission is charged with fostering “innovation and alternatives in the criminal justice system and to provide initial funding opportunities for projects that advance these ideals” (§ 2-255.54 (l)).

According to the ordinance, “the legislative intent of this division is to implement an evidence-based, accountable, and efficient public safety strategy to reduce crime, including juvenile delinquency, and to increase neighborhood safety. To that end, the council establishes a crime prevention and control commission which shall have the following purposes:

  1. To reduce crime, partly by reducing criminal recidivism;
  2. To facilitate coordination among justice system agencies;
  3. To support the development of a data-driven criminal justice system that offers a range of evidence-based sanctions and programs;
  4. To facilitate the development of information technology and data necessary for effective criminal justice policy development, jail population management, and evaluation of sanctions and programs to hold offenders accountable;
  5. To facilitate efficient use of jail space by encouraging alternatives, where appropriate; and
  6. To recommend expenditures from the crime prevention and control fund” (§ 2-255.48).

Commission Details

Commission Members

Member Delegate (if applicable) CPCC Appointment Agency
Ashaheedt, Taj    Justice-involved   Second Chance Center

Tipper, Kerry

Bordovsky, Marley City Attorney City Attorney
Vacant Council City Council
Diggins, Elias Line, Vincent Sheriff Denver Sheriff Department
Gafford, Jennifer Mental Health University of Denver
Johnston, Mike   Mayor Mayor's Office
Heck, Cary Chief Probation District Court
Kashmann, Paul Council City Council
Maes, DeAnna Guzman, Yessenia Probation County Court
Mauro, Greg Community Corrections Department of Safety
McCann, Beth Bell, Thain District Attorney District Attorney
McDermott, Sean Criminal Defense Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
McDonald, Bob   Denver Department of Public Health & Environment Denver Department of Public Health & Environment
McGrath, Meredith   Department of Corrections Department of Corrections
McMillan, Jonathan Juvenile Justice Be Better Than Average, LLC.
Morein, Jay   Beery, Amy  Human Services  Denver Human Services
Tvedt, Colette Fickes, LeAnn Public Defenders
Ojeda, Liz At-Large Department of Economic Development and Opportunity (DEDO)
Vacant Council City Council
Thomas, Ron   Chief of Police Denver Police Department
Peeples, Carol
Offender Services Remerg
Rodarte, Nicole (Membership pending)   Presiding Judge   Denver Courte
Rovner, Laura Academic University of Denver
Salazar, Orlando At-Large Tha Moovement
Saldate, Armando Holliday, Jeff Department of Safety Department of Safety
Thompson, Lisa Homeless Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Renner, Blake Public Defender Colorado Public Defenders
Pfaff, Anthony Denver Community 
Hernandez, Thomas  Victim Advocate
Napolitano, Kara Victim Advocate

Judge Clark, Laurie

  Juvenile Justice Probate 
 Vacant     Academic  Denver Public Schools 

Meeting Information

The CPCC Meeting occurs the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 3 pm to 5 pm. Meetings are currently held in a Teams meeting format.

When allowed, they will resume in person at the DPD Crime Lab Event Center located at 1371 Cherokee Street (located directly across the courtyard from the Police Administration Building. If you do not have access to the building, please push the button on the wall to the right of the entrance and security will let you in.)

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes and/or Recordings

Meeting Presentations