Meetings: 2021

Meetings of the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) held during the 2021 calendar year and related documents may be found below. Information on current and previous calendar year meetings of the CCJJ may be found on the "Meetings" menu in the navigation (or ☰ menu) above. Also, all upcoming meetings of the CCJJ may be found on the CCJJ Calendar.

January 8, 2021 (Virtual meeting)
Date Time Location
Friday, January 8, 2021 1:00 - 4:00pm Virtual meeting
Agenda
pdf icon 2021-01-08 CCJJ Agenda

Minutes
pdf icon 2021-01-08 CCJJ Minutes


NEW COMMISSIONER WELCOME 
MICHAEL ROURKE (Member appointment, 12/2020)
Representing District Attorneys


COMMISSIONER FAREWELL/RECOGNITION OF SERVICE 
CLIFF RIEDEL (Member appointment, 07/2018)
Representing District Attorneys

(See CCJJ Current & Former Members)


Documents / Presentations

Sentencing Reform Task Force Update (no documents)
(Rick Kornfeld & Michael Dougherty, Task Force Co-chairs)


RECOMMENDATIONS
N/A

Votes
N/A

See the CCJJ Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of the Commission and its subgroups.
February 12, 2021 (Virtual meeting)
Date Time Location
Friday, February 12, 2021 1:00 - 4:00pm Virtual meeting
Agenda
pdf icon 2021-02-12 CCJJ Agenda

Minutes
pdf icon 2021-02-12 CCJJ Minutes


Documents / Presentations

Sentencing Reform Task Force Update 
(Rick Kornfeld & Michael Dougherty, Task Force Co-chairs)

The Sentencing Reform Task Force began its presentation of one preliminary recommendation. The remainder of the presentation will continue at the next meeting of the Commission on Feb. 26.

pdf icon Presentation - Preliminary Recommendation DRAFT: FY21-SR #01. Revise Misdemeanor Sentencing and Offenses (Part 1)
- Handout - Preliminary Recommendation DRAFT: FY21-SR #01
(Preliminary recommendations are not posted. Recommendation documents are only posted following approval by the Commission.)


RECOMMENDATIONS
See above.

Votes
N/A

See the CCJJ Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of the Commission and its subgroups.
February 19, 2021 - Q & A Session #1-Misdemeanor Sentencing/Offenses (Virtual)
Date Time Location
Friday, February 19, 2021 1:30 - 3:00pm Virtual meeting
Agenda
This optional Question & Answer Session on Misdemeanor Sentencing and Offenses was offered by members of the Sentencing Reform Task Force (SRTF) and its Sentence Structure Working Group to answer questions from Commissioners regarding the preliminary recommendation (see below) presented by the SRTF at the February 12 meeting of the Commission. This meeting was open to the public.

Minutes
There was a single request by a member of the public for a description of the proposed changes to the POWPO* provision in statute. Currently, one with any prior felony conviction who is found in Possession of a Weapon by a Prior Offender results in a Class 5 Felony. The revision applies greater specificity of the Class 5 Felony with applicability to those with a prior VRA offense**, Illegal Discharge of a Firearm, Special Offender (Gun), or F3 Burglary of a Dwelling. Additionally, individuals with any of those prior offenses would no longer be eligible for probation when there is use or threatened use of the weapon. Statutory changes of this and the other proposed sentencing revisions would become effective March 1, 2022.
(* Possession of a Weapon/Prior Offender; ** Victim Rights Act)


Document Referenced
The Sentencing Reform Task Force PowerPoint from the February 12, 2021 Commission meeting was referenced.
pdf icon PowerPoint - Preliminary Recommendation DRAFT: FY21-SR #01. Revise Misdemeanor Sentencing and Offenses (Part 1)


See the CCJJ Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of the Commission and its subgroups.
February 26, 2021 - Extra Meeting (Virtual)
Date Time Location

EXTRA MEETING
Friday, February 26, 2021
1:00 - 4:00pm Virtual meeting
Agenda
pdf icon 2021-02-26 CCJJ Agenda

Minutes
pdf icon 2021-02-26 CCJJ Minutes


Documents / Presentations

Sentencing Reform Task Force 
(Michael Dougherty, Task Force Co-chair)

The Sentencing Reform Task Force provided Part 2 of its preliminary recommendation presentation of FY21-SR #01.
(Note that this presentation started at PowerPoint Slide #20, but slides from the previous (Part 1) presentation were included on Slides #1 to 19.)

pdf icon PowerPoint - Preliminary Recommendation DRAFT: FY21-SR #01. Revise Misdemeanor Sentencing and Offenses (Part 2)

Due to intense interest in the preliminary recommendation draft, the Commission authorized the posting of the "meeting version" of the recommendation (02/26/2021). However, the final version of this recommendation was approved at the March 12, 2021 CCJJ meeting and is posted below in the March 12 meeting materials.

HANDOUT- FY21-SR #01. Revise Misdemeanor Sentencing and Offenses [Statutory]


RECOMMENDATIONS
See above.


Votes
N/A

See the CCJJ Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of the Commission and its subgroups.
March 5, 2021 - Q & A Session #2-Misdemeanor Sentencing/Offenses (Virtual)
Date Time Location
Friday, March 5, 2021 1:30 - 3:00pm Virtual meeting
Agenda
This optional Question & Answer Session on Misdemeanor Sentencing and Offenses was offered by members of the Sentencing Reform Task Force (SRTF) and its Sentence Structure Working Group to answer questions from Commissioners regarding the preliminary recommendation (see below) presented by the SRTF at the February 12 and 26 meetings of the Commission. This meeting was open to the public.

Minutes
pdf icon Q & A Minutes 2021-03-05


Document Referenced
The Sentencing Reform Task Force Recommendation FY21-SR- #01 from the February 12 & 26, 2021 Commission meetings was referenced.

Due to intense interest in the preliminary recommendation draft, the Commission authorized the posting of the "meeting version" of the recommendation (02/26/2021). However, the final version of this recommendation was approved at the March 12, 2021 CCJJ meeting and is posted below in the March 12 meeting materials.

HANDOUT- FY21-SR #01. Revise Misdemeanor Sentencing and Offenses [Statutory]


See the CCJJ Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of the Commission and its subgroups.
March 12, 2021 (Virtual meeting)
Date Time Location
Friday, March 12, 2021 1:00 - 4:00pm Virtual meeting
Agenda
pdf icon 2021-03-12 CCJJ Agenda

Minutes
pdf icon 2021-03-12 CCJJ Minutes


Documents / Presentations

Sentencing Reform Task Force (SRTF)
(Michael Dougherty & Rick Kornfeld, Task Force Co-chairs)

The SRTF presented one final recommendation draft (and appendix) for consideration and vote:
HANDOUT- FY21-SR #01. Revise Misdemeanor Sentencing and Offenses [Statutory]


RECOMMENDATIONS

Sentencing Reform Task Force (SRTF)
The Commission approved this SRTF recommendation (See Votes below).

pdf icon Recommendation FY21-SR #01. Revise Misdemeanor Sentencing and Offenses [Statutory]
(This version was approved on 3/12/2021. SUBSEQUENTLY, THIS RECOMMENDATION WAS REPLACED BY THE VERSION IN THE 4/9/2021 MEETING MATERIALS BELOW.)


Votes
pdf icon 2021-03-12 CCJJ Votes

See the CCJJ Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of the Commission and its subgroups.
April 9, 2021 (Virtual meeting)
Date Time Location
Friday, April 9, 2021 1:00 - 4:00pm Virtual meeting
Agenda
pdf icon 2021-04-09 CCJJ Agenda

Minutes
pdf icon 2021-04-09 CCJJ Minutes


Documents / Presentations

CCJJ Legislation Update
pdf icon HANDOUT - FY 21 April Legislation Update
(Joel Malecka, CDPS Legislative Liaison)


Sentencing Reform Task Force Update (SRTF)
(Michael Dougherty & Rick Kornfeld, Task Force Co-chairs)

SRTF: Sentence Structure Working Group
(Michael Dougherty, WG Leader)
The SRTF requested reconsideration of a previously approved recommendation (FY21-SR #01) and proposed amendments to and re-approval of this recommendation. The SRTF referenced three handouts:

1. HANDOUT- Title 39: Taxation (misdemeanor offenses)
2. HANDOUT- "Miscellaneous Misdemeanor Offenses"
3. HANDOUT- Recommendation FY21-SR #01. Revise Misdemeanor Sentencing and Offenses [Statutory]
FY21-SR #01 was previously approved on 3/12/2021. The final version of FY21-SR #01, which was amended and re-approved on 4/9/2021, is below (see "As Approved" in RECOMMENDATIONS).


SRTF: Parole Working Group
(Kristen Hilkey, WG Leader)
The SRTF presented a preliminary recommendation draft (and appendix) for consideration.
pdf icon HANDOUT- Recommendation FY21-SR #02 - Preliminary Presentation (PPT)

HANDOUT- FY21-SR #02. Update the Standard Conditions of Parole and Revise the Additional Conditions of Parole [Statutory; Policy]
(Preliminary recommendations are not posted until after Commission approval.)


CDHS/Behavioral Health Administration (BHA)
(shared by Glenn Tapia, CCJJ Member; BHA presentation to CCJJ scheduled on Apr. 30, 2021)
pdf icon Kickoff of the Behavioral Health Administration
pdf icon BHA - Criminal Justice Stakeholder Sessions
pdf icon CDHS 2020 Behavioral Health Needs Assessment (Criminal Justice)
pdf icon CDHS 2020 Behavioral Health Needs Assessment (Sex Offense)



RECOMMENDATIONS

Sentencing Reform Task Force (SRTF)
The Commission amended and re-approved this SRTF recommendation (See Votes below):
(As Amended and Re-approved; REPLACED THE 3/12/2021 VERSION ABOVE)
pdf icon Recommendation FY21-SR #01. Revise Misdemeanor Sentencing and Offenses [Statutory]


Votes
pdf icon 2021-04-09 CCJJ Votes

See the CCJJ Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of the Commission and its subgroups.
April 23, 2021 - Q & A Session: Parole Conditions (Virtual)
Date Time Location
Friday, April 23, 2021 3:00 - 4:00pm Virtual meeting
Agenda
This optional Question & Answer Session on Parole Conditions of Supervision was offered by members of the Sentencing Reform Task Force (SRTF) and its Parole Working Group to answer questions from Commissioners regarding the preliminary recommendation (see below) presented by the SRTF at the April 9 meeting of the Commission. [This meeting was open to the public.]

Minutes
Parole Working Group Leader, Kristen Hilkey, joined by two members of the Working Group, offered a brief overview of the preliminary Recommendation FY21-SR #02 (Update the Standard Conditions of Parole and revise the Additional Conditions of Parole [Statutory; Policy]), including the updated Standard Conditions of Parole, the Additional Conditions of Parole, and the related Proposed Statutory Language. Three members of the public joined during the meeting period. General orienting questions regarding the recommendation were addressed. Participants were encouraged to review the PowerPoint presentation (see the HANDOUT link immediately below) that includes an overview of the recommendation.


Document Referenced
The Sentencing Reform Task Force PowerPoint from the April 9, 2021 Commission meeting was referenced.
pdf icon HANDOUT- Recommendation FY21-SR #02 - Preliminary Presentation (PPT)


See the CCJJ Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of the Commission and its subgroups.
April 30, 2021 - Special Meeting: BHA (Virtual)
Date Time Location
Friday, April 30, 2021 3:00 - 4:30pm Virtual meeting
Agenda
This special meeting was offered to Commission members to hear a presentation from representatives* of those preparing the implementation plan for the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA). A brief background and overview of the BHA initiative was offered with specific attention to the nexus between the BHA and criminal justice systems and programs. (See House Bill 2021-1097 and the materials provided to Commissioners at the April 9, 2021 Commission meeting...above!)  [This meeting was open to the public.]
* Summer Gathercole (CO Dept. of Human Services) and Gina Lasky (Health Management Associates)

Minutes
pdf icon 2021-04-30 CCJJ Minutes


Documents Referenced
See:
- The Behavioral Health Reform Initiative (at CDHS),
- the Change Management Plan for Defining the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA), and
- see additional BHA materials available in the April 9 Commission meeting above!


See the CCJJ Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of the Commission and its subgroups.
May 14, 2021 (Virtual meeting)
Date Time Location
Friday, May 14, 2021 1:00 - 4:00pm Virtual meeting
Agenda
pdf icon 2021-05-14 CCJJ Agenda

Minutes
pdf icon 2021-05-14 CCJJ Minutes


DOCUMENTS / PRESENTATIONS

CCJJ Legislation Update
pdf icon HANDOUT - FY 21 May Legislation Update
(Joel Malecka, CDPS Legislative Liaison)


Sentencing Reform Task Force Update (SRTF)
(Rick Kornfeld, Task Force Co-chair)

SRTF: Parole Working Group
(Kristen Hilkey, WG Leader)
The SRTF presented a final recommendation draft (and appendix) for consideration.

HANDOUT- FY21-SR #02. Update the Standard Conditions of Parole and Revise the Additional Conditions of Parole [Statutory; Policy]
(See  "As Approved" below in RECOMMENDATIONS.)


CPR NEWS
(Article and reporting by Allison Sherry, CPR; posted May 14, 2021. This story refers to CCJJ Recommendation FY21-SR #01 and related Senate Bill 2021-271.)
pdf icon Drunk Paddleboarding and Prostitution Are Among 1,100 Crimes In Colorado's Misdemeanor Reform
(See also CPR News) for the audio interview with CCJJ member, Tom Raynes and Sentencing Reform Task Force member, Maureen Cain.)


RECOMMENDATIONS

Sentencing Reform Task Force (SRTF)
The Commission approved this SRTF recommendation (See Votes below):
pdf icon Recommendation FY21-SR #02. Update the Standard Conditions of Parole and Revise the Additional Conditions of Parole [Statutory; Policy] - As Approved


Votes
pdf icon 2021-05-14 CCJJ Votes

See the CCJJ Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of the Commission and its subgroups.
June 11, 2021 (Virtual meeting)
Date Time Location
Friday, June 11, 2021 1:00 - 4:00pm Virtual meeting
Agenda
pdf icon 2021-06-11 CCJJ Agenda

Minutes
pdf icon 2021-06-11 CCJJ Minutes


COMMISSIONER FAREWELL/RECOGNITION OF SERVICE 
NANCY JACKSON (Appointed, 07/2018; Resigned 6/30/2021)
Representing County Commissioners

(See CCJJ Current & Former Members)


DOCUMENTS / PRESENTATIONS

CCJJ Legislation Update
pdf icon HANDOUT - FY 21 June Legislation Update
(Joel Malecka, CDPS Legislative Liaison)

CSG Invitation
"The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center is cordially inviting you to join us on June 30, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. MT for a virtual event focused on community supervision success.

This event, part of the CSG Justice Center’s Course Corrections initiative (csgjusticecenter.org/projects/course-corrections/), will be held in partnership with the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) and the Crime and Justice Institute. Building on CDOC success in reducing returns to prison for people on parole, the new initiative aims to enhance effective parole supervision practices, sustain reduced returns to prison for supervision violations, and increase incentives for rehabilitation among people on parole.

The event will feature a diverse group of experts presenting on the following topics:
What policies support supervision success;
Data analysis on current supervision trends within CDOC; and
Innovative policy options for enhancing supervision success in Colorado.
Following the event, the CSG Justice Center will host collaborative, cross-sector workgroups to analyze and discuss potential policy options for Colorado.

We look forward to your participation and our continued partnership to develop smart, effective supervision practices in Colorado. We welcome you to share this invitation with a colleague or additional representatives from your agency."

This event will take place via Zoom. Please RSVP here.*
(* Link: csgjc.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5uujechSA8oGWZE?mc_cid=7bdcb5687d&mc_eid=2f881ac9aa)



RECOMMENDATIONS
N/A

Votes
N/A

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

July 9, 2021 - CANCELED
Date Time Location
Friday, July 9, 2021 1:00 - 4:00pm Virtual meeting
Agenda
N/A

Minutes
N/A

Meeting Audio
N/A

DOCUMENTS / PRESENTATIONS
N/A

RECOMMENDATIONS
N/A

Votes
N/A See the CCJJ Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of the Commission and its subgroups.
August 13, 2021 (Virtual meeting)
Date Time Location
Friday, August 13, 2021 1:00 - 4:00pm Virtual meeting
Agenda
pdf icon 2021-08-13 CCJJ Agenda

Minutes
pdf icon 2021-08-13 CCJJ Minutes


COMMISSIONER FAREWELL/RECOGNITION OF SERVICE 
Matt Lewis  (Appointed 07/2019; Resigned 07/17/2021)
Representing County Sheriffs

(See CCJJ Current & Former Members)

DOCUMENTS / PRESENTATIONS
N/A

RECOMMENDATIONS
N/A

Votes
N/A

See the CCJJ Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of the Commission and its subgroups.
September 10, 2021 - CANCELED
Date Time Location
Friday, September 10, 2021 1:00 - 4:00pm Virtual meeting
Agenda
N/A

Minutes
N/A

Meeting Audio
N/A

DOCUMENTS / PRESENTATIONS
N/A

RECOMMENDATIONS
N/A

Votes
N/A

See the CCJJ Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of the Commission and its subgroups.
October 8, 2021 (Virtual meeting)
Date Time Location
Friday, October 8, 2021 1:00 - 4:00pm Virtual meeting
Agenda
pdf icon 2021-10-08 Agenda

Minutes
pdf icon 2021-10-08 Minutes


COMMISSIONER FAREWELL / RECOGNITION OF SERVICE 
(See CCJJ Current & Former Members)

(Appointed 07/2018; Departed 09/30/2021)
Andrew Matson - Representing Lived Experience / CO CURE
Jennifer Stith - Representing Victims/Survivors of Crime
Anne Tapp - Representing Victim Advocates


NEW COMMISSIONER WELCOME
(Appointed 09/2021) 
Tajuddin "Taj" Ashaheed - Representing Lived Experience
Kristiana Huitron - Representing Victim Advocates
Derek McCoy - Representing Victims/Survivors of Crime
Steve O'Dorisio - Representing Counties/County Commissioners


COMMISSIONER RE-APPOINTMENTS 
(Re-appointed 07/2021)
Shawn Day - Representing Municipalities
Valarie Finks - Representing Victim Rights Organizations
Jes Jones - At Large
Rick Kornfeld - Representing Defense Attorneys
Greg Mauro - At Large
Abigail Tucker - Representing Mental Health Treatment Providers



DOCUMENTS / PRESENTATIONS

pdf icon Presentation: Annual Boards and Commissions Training
(Ingrid Barrier, Senior Assistant Attorney General)

Update: Sentencing Reform Task Force
Sentencing Alternative/Decisions & Probation Working Group

pdf icon Presentation: Update- FY2022 Proposals and Concepts regarding Probation
(Glenn Tapia, Working Group Leader)


RECOMMENDATIONS
N/A

Votes
N/A

See the CCJJ Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of the Commission and its subgroups.
November 12, 2021 (& Member Orientation) (Virtual meeting)
Date Time Location
Friday, November 12, 2021 1:00 - 4:00pm Virtual meeting
Agenda
pdf icon 2021-11-12 Agenda

Minutes
pdf icon 2021-11-12 Minutes


DOCUMENTS / PRESENTATIONS

PRESENTATION: Governor's Budget - Proposed Criminal Justice Initiatives
(David Oppenheim, Laura Jorgensen, & Jamie Short, Legislative Office and Office of State Planning and Budgeting/Office of the Governor) (Document not provided by the Governor's Office)


UPDATE: Sentencing Reform Task Force

Preliminary Recommendations
(Note: Preliminary recommendations are not posted. Recommendation documents are only posted following approval by the Commission.)


Handout: FY22-SR #01. Define the Purposes of Probation [Statutory]
Handout: FY22-SR #03. Increase Access to Telehealth Services for Behavioral Health [Policy]
(Glenn Tapia, Working Group Leader, Sentencing Alternative/Decisions & Probation WG)


RECOMMENDATIONS
N/A

Votes
N/A


MEMBER ORIENTATION (Selected materials and links)

pdf icon Orientation Agenda

Orientation Presentations:
pdf icon Part 1 - Commission Background & Mandates (PowerPoint)
pdf icon Part 2 - Types of Evidence & CCJJ Accomplishments (PowerPoint)

Orientation Documents:
link icon-internal Enabling Legislation & Mandates (CCJJ site links)
link icon-internal Members & Staff (CCJJ site links)
pdf icon CCJJ Vote Protocol - Quick Guide

Additional orientation documents and information are available at the following CCJJ website links:
link icon-internal Bylaws and Protocol
(Bylaws, Process & Protocols; Legislative Recommendations Policy; Designee and Meeting Substitutes Policy and Guiding Principles)

link icon-internal Structure & Committees
(Structure Descriptions, "At-a-Glance" Matrix and Current Committees)

link icon-internal Reports / Recommendations / Legislation
(CCJJ-related reports, archive of CCJJ Recommendations, and legislation derived or related to CCJJ recommendations)

See the CCJJ Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of the Commission and its subgroups.
December 10, 2021 (Virtual meeting)
Date Time Location
Friday, December 10, 2021 1:00 - 4:00pm Virtual meeting
Agenda
pdf icon 2021-12-10 Agenda

Minutes
pdf icon 2021-12-10 Minutes

Meeting Audio
pdf icon 2021-12-10 CCJJ Meeting Audio (expires 6/9/2022)


DOCUMENTS / PRESENTATIONS 

pdf icon PRESENTATION: Overview- Behavioral Health Administration Implementation
(Gina Lasky, Health Management Associates)
See also,
pdf icon REPORT: BHA Legislative Report [11/1/2021]
link icon-external WEBSITE: Working Together to Create Colorado's Behavioral Health Administration (BHA)


Sentencing Reform Task Force

Preliminary Recommendation
(Note: Preliminary recommendations are not posted. Recommendation documents are only posted following approval by the Commission.)

HANDOUT: FY22-SR #05. Implement Individualized Behavioral Responses to Probation Violations [Statutory]
(Glenn Tapia, Working Group Leader, Sentencing Alternative/Decisions & Probation Working Group)


Final Recommendations
(Note: See final "As approved" versions below.)


HANDOUT: FY22-SR #01. Define the Purposes of Probation [Statutory]
HANDOUT: FY22-SR #03. Increase Access to Telehealth Services for Behavioral Health [Policy]
(Glenn Tapia, Working Group Leader, Sentencing Alternative/Decisions & Probation Working Group)


RECOMMENDATIONS
pdf icon Recommendation FY22-SR #01. Define the Purposes of Probation [Statutory] [As approved]
pdf icon Recommendation FY22-SR #03. Increase Access to Telehealth Services for Behavioral Health [Policy] [As approved]


Votes
pdf icon 2021-12-10 CCJJ Votes


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