The Direct File Subcommittee concluded its work, conducting meetings from September 2008 to October 2009. The Commission created the Direct File Subcommittee to explore the issues surrounding "direct file" and whether there was consensus to propose reforms.
A juvenile may be removed from the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system for trial in two ways: direct file or transfer. "Direct file" refers to the removal by a district attorney of a juvenile from the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system by the filing of charges in a district court of the adult justice system. A "transfer" may be ordered by the court to remove a juvenile case from the juvenile justice system to the adult justice system (district court).In both cases, once removed to a district court, the juvenile is tried as an adult.
- No Further Meetings
The Direct File Subcommittee has concluded.
- Subcommittee Members
Membership: September 2008 to October 2009 Name Affiliation Peter Weir, Chair Department of Public Safety Maureen Cain Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Kim Dvorchak Defense Attorney Steve Hager Youthful Offender System Peter Hautzinger Colorado District Attorney Council, 21st Judicial District Regina Huerter Denver Crime Prevention & Control Commission, Manager of Safety Bill Kilpatrick Golden Chief of Police Gary Maas Department of Corrections Jeaneene Miller Department of Corrections Donald Quick Colorado District Attorney Council, 17th Judicial District Mark Randall Colorado District Attorney Council, 1st Judicial District Ellen Roberts State Representative, House District 59 Steve Siegel Victim's Rights, 2nd Judicial District Jeanne Smith Division of Criminal Justice Sherry Stwalley State Judicial Branch Ann Terry Department of Public Safety Joe Thorne Division of Youth Services Ted Tow Colorado District Attorney Council Stephanie Villafuerte Governor's Office Pamela Wakefield Juvenile Expertise Meg Williams Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice Assistance, Division of Criminal Justice Doug Wilson State Public Defender's Office
The Direct File Subcommittee formed no subgroups.
There are no posted materials from the Cost Savings Subcommittee.
See the "PREVIOUS MEETINGS" section for meeting minutes.
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