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

    Member
    * = delegate
    Delegate (if applicable) CPCC Appointment Agency Term
    Start Date
    Term
    End Date
    Bronson, Kristin
    Bordovsky, Marley City Attorney City Attorney
    PACE
    Has seat by ordinance. There isn't a term.
    CdeBaca, Candi
    Council City Council
    Cohn, Shawn
    Juvenile Justice Probation 9/30/08 9/1/21
    Diggins, Elias
    Line, Vincent Sheriff Denver Sheriff Department Has seat by ordinance. There isn't a term.
    Gafford, Jennifer
    Mental Health University of Denver 3/12/18 9/1/23
    Grimm, Jay Academic Denver Public Schools 3/12/18
    9/1/20
    Hancock, Michael
    Carpenter, Lisa Mayor Mayor's Office Has seat by ordinance. There isn't a term.
    Heck, Cary
    Chief Probation District Court Has seat by ordinance. There isn't a term.
    Kashmann, Paul
    Council City Council 1/1/19
    Maes, DeAnna
    Unger, Lynn Probation County Court Has seat by ordinance. There isn't a term.
    Mares, Don
    Stremming, Erin Human Services DHS Has seat by ordinance. There isn't a term.
    Mauro, Greg Community Corrections Dept of Safety Has seat by ordinance. There isn't a term.
    McCann, Beth
    Bell, Thain District Attorney District Attorney
    Has seat by ordinance. There isn't a term.
    McDermott, Sean
    Criminal Defense Colo Criminal Defense Bar 9/30/12 9/1/21
    McDonald, Bob
    Holliday, Jeff DDPHE DDPHE Has seat by ordinance. There isn't a term.
    Norman, Alice Chief municipal public defender Public Defenders Has seat by ordinance. There isn't a term.
    Ortega, Deborah
    Council City Council 1/1/19
    Pazen, Paul
    Saunier, Ron Chief of Police Denver Police Department Has seat by ordinance. There isn't a term.
    Peeples, Carol
    Offender Services Remerg 3/11/19 9/1/21
    Robinson, Murphy
    Wachter, Laura A. Dept of Safety Dept of Safety Has seat by ordinance. There isn't a term.
    Salazar, Heather
    Dept of Corrections Dept of Corrections Has seat by ordinance. There isn't a term.
    Spahn, Theresa
    Presiding Judge Denver Courts Has seat by ordinance. There isn't a term.
    Thompson, Lisa
    Homeless Colo Coalition for the Homeless 3/12/18 9/1/23
    Trujillo, Demetria
    Public Defender Colo Public Defenders Has seat by ordinance. There isn't a term.
    Vacant
    Youth Services
    Vacant
    Academic
    Vacant
    Victim Advocate
    Vacant
    Victim Advocate
    Vacant
    Legislative
    Vacant
    At-Large
    Vacant
    At-Large
    Vacant
    Community rep
    Vacant
    Victim Advocate

     

     

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