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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:

  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

The CPCC Meeting occurs the 3rd Wednesday of each month:

  • DPD Crime Lab event center
    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.)
  • Meetings held from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

Member

Delegate (if applicable)

Agency

CPCC Appointment

Term Start Date

Term
End Date

Alirez, Leo

 

Life-Line

Victim Advocate

4/16/18

9/1/20

Armstrong-Romero, Kyla

 

Division of Youth Services

Youth Services

3/12/18

9/1/20

Bremer, Rob

 

Colo Access

Victim Advocate

9/29/14

9/1/20

Bronson, Kristin

Bordovsky, Marley

City Attorney
PACE

City Attorney

Seat established by ordinance, no term

CdeBaca, Candi

 

City Council

City Council

 

 

Cohn, Shawn

 

Probation

Juvenile Justice

9/30/08

9/1/19

Gafford, Jennifer

 

University of Denver

Mental Health

3/12/18

9/1/20

Gomez, Fran (as of 10/15/19)

Diggins, Elias

Denver Sheriff Department

Sheriff

Seat established by ordinance, no term

Grimm, Jay

 

Denver Public Schools

Academic

3/12/18

9/1/20

Hancock, Michael

Carpenter, Lisa

Mayor's Office

Mayor

Seat established by ordinance, no term

Heck, Cary

 

District Court

Chief Probation

Seat established by ordinance, no term

Herod, Leslie

 

State Representative

Legislative Rep

3/12/18

9/1/20

Kashmann, Paul

 

City Council

City Council

1/1/19

 

Maes, Deanna

 

County Court

Probation

Seat established by ordinance, no term

Mares, Don

Stremming, Erin

DHS

Human Services

Seat established by ordinance, no term

Mauro, Greg

 

Dept of Safety

Community Corrections

Seat established by ordinance, no term

McCann, Beth

Morgan, Helen

District Attorney
CPCC Co-chair

District Attorney

Seat established by ordinance, no term

McDermott, Sean

 

Colo Criminal Defense Bar

Criminal Defense

9/30/12

9/1/21

McDonald, Bob

Holliday, Jeff

DDPHE

DDPHE

Seat established by ordinance, no term

Norman, Alice

 

Public Defenders

Chief municipal public defender

Seat established by ordinance, no term

Ortega, Deborah

 

City Council

Council

1/1/19

 

Pazen, Paul

Saunier, Ron

Denver Police Department

Chief of Police

Seat established by ordinance, no term

Peeples, Carol

 

Remerg

Offender Services

3/11/19

9/1/21

Riggs, Troy

Wachter, Laura A.

Dept of Safety

Dept of Safety

Seat established by ordinance, no term

Salazar, Heather

 

Dept of Corrections

Dept of Corrections

Seat established by ordinance, no term

Sandoval, Gabriela

 

Private attorney and realtor

At-Large

4/16/18

9/1/20

Spahn, Theresa

 

Denver Courts

Presiding Judge

Seat established by ordinance, no term

Thompson, Lisa

 

Colo Coalition for the Homeless

Homeless

3/12/18

9/1/20

Trujillo, Demetria (Deme)

 

Colo Public Defenders

Public Defender

Seat established by ordinance, no term

Vacant

 

 

Victim Advocate

 

 

Vacant

 

 

Academic

 

 

Vacant

 

 

At-Large

 

 

Vacant

 

 

At-Large

 

 

 
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Management Team
  • Lisa Straight, Division Director
  • Candy Romero, Executive Assistant
  • Robert George, Manager, Office of HIV resources
  • Jeff Holliday, Manager, Office of Behavioral Health Strategies
  • Tristan Sanders,  Manager, Health Promotion
 

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