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Second Judicial District Senate Bill 94 Program

Senate Bill 94 provides structure and funding to local jurisdictions for a continuum of services designed to ensure that youth are supervised/incarcerated at a level that is commensurate with their risk to the community. Local Judicial Districts are responsible for the screening of all youth referred to secure detention and for an assessment of risk. Senate Bill 94 programs provide an array of services based upon each Judicial District’s unique Juvenile Services Plan. 

Senate Bill 94 is implemented locally within each of the State’s 22 Judicial Districts. The Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Youth Corrections has oversight of Senate Bill 94. The Colorado General Assembly appropriates funds for Senate Bill 94 programming to the Division of Youth Corrections. The Statewide Advisory Board is then responsible for developing an allocation formula and allocating the funds.

The Division’s Senate Bill 94 office consists of the Statewide Senate Bill 94 Coordinator and program assistant. The Statewide Senate Bill 94 Advisory Board or “working group” is comprised of juvenile justice professionals from across the state representing all juvenile justice disciplines. The advisory board advises DYC on policy issues related to Senate Bill 94.

Each local Senate bill 94 program has a Juvenile Services Planning Committee (JSPC) and a local Senate Bill 94 Coordinator to have oversight of the implementation of local Senate Bill 94 Services. Detailed descriptions of the program structure and roles of Senate Bill 94 staff, along with the enabling statutes can be found in the Senate Bill 94 Reference Manual.

Mission

The mission of the Second Judicial District Senate Bill 94 Program is to provide funding and support for services to prevent juvenile incarceration and commitment.  Accountability and responsibility are promoted through means of evidence-based intervention, supervision, and treatment. Through such services, families are strengthened and community safety is enhanced.

Vision

To promote public safety by making a positive difference in the lives of youth, families, and the community.

The Second Judicial District Senate Bill 94 Program envisions a motivated team that will:

  • Provide effective services through the use of evidence based practices
  • Explore alternative solutions to existing and future challenges
  • Promote our agency through education and public outreach
  • Improve services to our court system and the community

Core Values

  • Pretrial Services is committed to:
  • Achieving excellence through professionalism, teamwork, and accountability
  • Promoting fairness and impartiality with respect for the rights of all
  • Providing leadership through responsiveness to the needs of the court and community
  • Reducing juvenile delinquency by providing the right programs at the right time

  • Providing Accurate Information to the Court
  • Training and Certification
  • Daily quality assurance conducted by supervisor
  • Accountability, Transparency, Credibility
  • Movement towards evidence based practices through quantitative and qualitative research
  • Use of performance based measures
  • Fiscal responsibility
  • Effective use of resources
  • Maintaining accurate data 

With the assistance of the Juvenile Services Planning Committee, the procedures of the Second Judicial District Senate Bill 94 Program will continue to be developed, including: 

  • Target population
  • Interviews
  • Timing of interviews
  • Verification and record checks procedures
  • Risk assessment and recommendation procedures
  • Submission of reports to the court
  • Intake and Assessment procedures
  • Supervision strategies and procedures
  • Responding to violations of pretrial release conditions
  • Release of information procedures