Crime Prevention and Control Commission

The Crime Prevention and Control Commission (CPCC) was formed by ordinance (PDF) 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 14 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

    (if applicable)
    CPCC Appointment Agency
     Ashaheedt,Taj    Justice-involved   Second Chance Center
    Bronson, Kristin Bordovsky, Marley City Attorney City Attorney
    CdeBaca, Candi Council City Council
    Cohn, Shawn Juvenile Justice Probation
    Diggins, Elias Line, Vincent Sheriff Denver Sheriff Department
    Gafford, Jennifer Mental Health University of Denver
    Hancock, Michael Carpenter, Lisa Mayor Mayor's Office
    Heck, Cary Chief Probation District Court
    Kashmann, Paul Council City Council
    Maes, DeAnna Unger, Lynn Probation County Court
    Mares, Don Beery, Amy Human Services DHS
    Mauro, Greg Community Corrections Dept of Safety
    McCann, Beth Bell, Thain District Attorney District Attorney
    McDermott, Sean Criminal Defense Colo Criminal Defense Bar
    McDonald, Bob Holliday, Jeff DDPHE DDPHE
    McMillan, Jonathan Juvenile Justice Be Better Than Average, LLC.
    Norman, Alice Chief municipal public defender Public Defenders
    Ojeda, Liz At-Large Depart. of Economic Develop. & Oppor. (DEDO)
    Ortega, Deborah Council City Council
    Pazen, Paul Glenn West Chief of Police Denver Police Department
    Peeples, Carol
    Offender Services Remerg
    Rovner, Laura Academic University of Denver
    Salazar, Heather Dept of Corrections Dept of Corrections
    Salazar, Orlando At-Large Tha Moovement
    Spahn, Theresa Presiding Judge Denver Courts
    Thompson, Lisa Homeless Colo Coalition for the Homeless
    Trujillo, Deme Public Defender Colo Public Defenders
    Vacant Academic Denver Public Schools
    Vacant At-Large
    Vacant Wachter, Laura Dept of Safety Dept of Safety
    Vacant Legislative
    Vacant Victim Advocate
    Vacant Victim Advocate
    Vacant Victim Advocate


    Meeting Information

    The CPCC Meeting occurs the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 3:00pm - 5:00pm.  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

    CPCC Agenda 1-19-2021(PDF, 63KB)
    CPCC Agenda 12-15-2021(PDF, 56KB)
    CPCC Agenda 11-17-2021(PDF, 164KB)
    CPCC Agenda 10-20-2021(PDF, 77KB)
    CPCC Agenda 9-15-2021(PDF, 76KB)
    CPCC Agenda 8-18-2021(PDF, 89KB)
    CPCC Agenda 7-16-2021(PDF, 51KB)
    CPCC Agenda 5-19-2021(PDF, 205KB)
    CPCC Agenda 4-21-2021(PDF, 50KB)
    CPCC Agenda 3-17-2021(PDF, 51KB)
    CPCC Agenda 2-17-2021(PDF, 52KB)

    Meeting Minutes

    CPCC Minutes 11-17-2021(PDF, 184KB)
    CPCC Minutes 10-20-2021(PDF, 77KB)
    CPCC Minutes 9-15-2021(PDF, 121KB)
    CPCC Minutes 8-18-2021(PDF, 139KB)
    CPCC Minutes 7-21-2021(PDF, 133KB)
    CPCC Minutes 5-19-2021(PDF, 117KB)
    CPCC Minutes 4-21-2021(PDF, 50KB)
    CPCC Minutes 3-17-2021(PDF, 147KB)
    CPCC Minutes 2-17-2021(PDF, 128KB)
    CPCC Minutes 1-20-2021(PDF, 95KB)
    CPCC Minutes 12-16-2020(PDF, 146KB)