Community Corrections Task Force [2022]

The Community Corrections Task Force [2022] was seated by the Commission and conducted a first meeting in July 2022. This Task Force will address the mandates outlined in House Bill 2022-1368 regarding community corrections outlined below in "Mandates." Additionally, upcoming meetings, members, subgroups, previous meeting materials and minutes can be found below.

The Commission previously seated the Community Corrections Subcommittee that met from March to July 2009 and the Community Corrections Task Force that met from April 2013 to October 2016.

Upcoming Meetings
Date Time Location
October 10, 2022

pdf iconCCTF 10/10 Agenda
(To be posted)
10:30am - 12:00pm See Meetings for hybrid meeting details (choice of In-person* or Virtual attendance).

WG- WORKING GROUP MEETINGS
This Task Force currently has no Working Groups. WG meetings are scheduled at the convenience of members. Meeting information will always be posted at least 24 hours in advance. 

TF- TASK FORCE MEETING DATES
Unless noted otherwise, all Task Force meetings occur on the MONDAY of the same week as the Friday Commission meetings, which always occur on the second Friday of the month. A tentative second meeting each month on the 4th Tuesday is "calendered" in case an extra meeting is needed.

MONDAYS @ 10:30am
October 10, 2022
November 7, 2022
December 5, 2022
January 9, 2023
February 6, 2023
March 6, 2023
April 10, 2023
May 8, 2023
June 5, 2023


For information, contact Task Force staff: Laurence Lucero (laurence.lucero(at)state.co.us)

Meeting Accessibility: CDPS is committed to the full inclusion of all individuals. As part of this commitment, CDPS will ensure reasonable accommodations are provided to enable all people to engage fully in our trainings, meetings and events. To request accommodations, please contact CCJJ staff support [laurence.lucero(at)state.co.us] at least two weeks before the meeting date for which you need an accommodation. Please make sure also to let us know if you need any of the materials in an alternative format.

See the CCJJ Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of the Commission and its subgroups.

Members

The membership of the Community Corrections Task Force is defined in statute (HB22-1368). The CCJJ Chair and Vice-Chair shall appoint the Task Force Chair and Vice-Chair and members to the defined positions as provided below. 

Position Name/ Affiliation
Division of Probation Services, Chair # Glenn Tapia/ Division of Probation Services (CCJJ)
Community Corrections Program rep.*, Vice Chair Tim Hand/ Larimer County Community Corrections
Community Corrections Program rep.* Mark Wester/ ComCor, Inc.
Community Corrections Program rep.* [rural] Doug Carrigan/ Advantage Treatment Centers
Community Corrections Board rep. Chris Meeks/ Denver Board member
Lived experience rep.^ TBD
Community Reentry Advocate@ David Coleman/ Second Chance Center
Victim Rights Advocate Kristiana Huitron/ Voces Unidas (CCJJ)
Division of Criminal Justice rep. Katie Ruske/ Division of Criminal Justice
Sheriff or designee Todd Rowell/ Mesa County Sheriff's Office
Chief Probation Office or designee John Draxler/ 13th J.D., Probation Office
Elected D.A. or designee Ken Kupfer/ 20th J.D., D.A. Office
State Public Defender or designee James Karbach/ Arapahoe County Office

Staff: Laurence Lucero (laurence.lucero@state.co.us)
(CCJJ) - Commission members

# The Chair and Vice Chair will be drawn from the 13 statutorily-defined experience/designation requirements resulting in the 13 total positions on the Task Force. Either the Chair or the Vice-Chair must be an appointed or designated member of the Commission. 

* There are three Community Corrections Program representatives, only one of whom is a voting member; the other two are non-voting members. One of these three must represent rural Colorado. 

^ The Lived Experience representative must have participated as a resident in a residential community corrections program.

@ “One representative from an organization advocating for the rights of persons who transition from custody to the community”

J.D. - Judicial District
D.A. - District Attorney

Former Members
Position Name, Affiliation
   
   
Subgroups

The Community Corrections Task Force [2022] has created no work group(s).

Mandates

The Community Corrections Task Force [2022] mandates.

The general charge and timeline for the Task Force is established in statute, specifically:
a) to establish a Task Force to examine and make findings and recommendations to the Commission concerning whether it is appropriate to improve access to community corrections programs for persons convicted of misdemeanors;
b) on or before July 1, 2023, the Task Force shall create a report of its findings and recommendations and submit them to the Commission; and
c) during the 2024 Legislative Session, the Commission shall include, as part of its 2024 SMART Act hearing, the findings and recommendations gathered by the Task Force.

Regarding the elements of study, the Task Force will address the community corrections topics outlined in House Bill 2022-1368, namely:
(a) an analysis of the population convicted of misdemeanors, including crimes of conviction and assessed risk by gender, age, race, and ethnicity; 
(b) the services provided by community corrections programs that may be beneficial to persons convicted of misdemeanors; 
(c) which persons convicted of misdemeanors, based on their assessed risk, would benefit from services provided by community corrections programs; 
(d) the ability to provide services to persons convicted of misdemeanors that align with their assessed risk using existing community corrections program resources; 
(e) parameters for persons convicted of misdemeanors to access services at residential and nonresidential community corrections programs; 
(f) what costs persons convicted of misdemeanors are responsible for at community corrections programs;
(g) what funding is necessary for community corrections programs to serve persons convicted of misdemeanors; and 
(h) what changes, including legislation, are necessary for community corrections programs to better serve persons convicted of misdemeanors.
Materials
The Community Corrections Task Force [2022] materials
Minutes of the Community Corrections Task Force [2022] may be found below under "Previous Meetings."

SEPTEMBER 12, 2022

pdf POWERPOINT - Brief Summary: Community Corrections Outcome Data
(Matthew Tullis, Office of Community Corrections, Division of Criminal Justice) 

Crime and Justice Institute

pdf icon REPORT: Improving Outcomes and Safely Reducing Revocations from Probation Supervision in Colorado [July 2022]

pdf icon REPORT: Promoting Success on Community Supervision [July 2022]
(Shared by Glenn Tapia, Task Force Chair)



AUGUST 22, 2022

pdf POWERPOINT - CCJJ Background and Introduction
(Jack Reed, Division of Criminal Justice) 

pdf POWERPOINT - Exploring Misdemeanants in Community Corrections
(Erin Crites, Division of Probation Services) 
Previous Meetings
Minutes of previous meetings are posted here, subsequent to applicable committee approval. Meeting audio is available for six months (180 days) from the meeting date after which the minutes document serves as the record of the meeting.

CCTF = Community Corrections Task Force
Committee Date/Time Location Minutes / Audio
CCTF September 12, 2022
10:30am - 12:00pm
Virtual Meeting pdf icon9/12/22 Minutes (To be posted upon approval)
mp3 icon9/12/22 Meeting Audio
(exp. 3/12/2023)
CCTF August 22, 2022
11:30am - 12:00pm
Virtual Meeting pdf icon8/22/22 Minutes (To be posted upon approval)
mp3 icon8/22/22 Meeting Audio
(exp. 2/19/2023)
CCTF
Planning meeting
July 22, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual Meeting pdf icon7/22/22 Minutes
mp3 icon7/22/22 Meeting Audio
(Recording failed)