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.
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.
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:
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: