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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:
The CPCC Meeting occurs the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 3:00pm - 5:00pm. Meetings are currently held in a Zoom 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.)
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)
CPCC Agenda 1-20-2021(PDF, 100KB)
CPCC Agenda 12-16-2020(PDF, 100KB)
CPCC Agenda 11-18-2020(PDF, 100KB)
CPCC Agenda 10-21-2020(PDF, 99KB)
CPCC Agenda 9-16-2020(PDF, 100KB)
CPCC Agenda 8-6-2020(PDF, 105KB)
CPCC Agenda 7-15-2020(PDF, 100KB)
CPCC Agenda 6-17-2020(PDF, 100KB)
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)
CPCC Minutes 11-18-2020(PDF, 155KB)
CPCC Minutes 10-21-2020(PDF, 117KB)
CPCC Minutes 9-16-2020(PDF, 163KB)
CPCC Minutes 8-6-2020(PDF, 139KB)
CPCC Minutes 7-15-2020(PDF, 119KB)
CPCC Minutes 6-17-2020(PDF, 140KB)
Meeting details including the zoom link.
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