The Commission discontinued the Re-entry Task Force after the July 2017 meeting. The Collateral Consequences Working Group continued to shepherd the final recommendations from the Task Force through October 2017. The Commission will continue to monitor developments regarding re-entry issues in the state. The Commission may restore committees in the future with updated membership when new issues arise or when environments favorable to the advancement of particular topics occur.
The Re-entry Task Force was seated in April of 2015 by the Commission. This Task Force explored the following topics: collateral consequences of conviction, access to medical and mental health care, access to housing and improving the success rate of offenders under community supervision with a focus on identifying ways to reduce technical violations. All members are appointed by the CCJJ Chair and Vice-Chair.
- No Further Meetings
Date Time Location No further meetings scheduled - - The Re-entry Task Force is concluded. There are no further meetings scheduled.
For information, contact Germaine Miera.
- Task Force Members
To ensure balanced representation on the Re-entry Task Force, the CCJJ Chair and Vice-Chair employ a template to guide the appointment process. Representative agencies and stakeholders are determined first, followed by the appointment of volunteers to the available positions.
Name Position and/or Affiliation Stan Hilkey, Chair / CCJJ Executive Director / Colorado Department of Public Safety Jennifer Bradford / CCJJ Education / Metropolitan State University, Denver Jessica Jones / CCJJ Private Defense Attorney Rick Raemisch / CCJJ Executive Director / Colorado Department of Corrections Rose Rodriguez/ CCJJ Administration / Community Corrections Dave Young / CCJJ Prosecution / District Attorney, 17th Judicial District Monica Chambers Victim Advocacy / Colorado Department of Corrections Christie Donner Offender Advocacy / Executive Director, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition Mark Evans Defense / State Public Defender's Office Tom Giacinti Community Corrections / Jefferson County Regina Huerter Local government / Denver Crime Prevention and Control Commission Sherri Hufford Division of Probation Services Hassan Latif Offender Advocacy / Executive Director, Second Chance Center Alfredo Pena Member / Colorado State Board of Parole Melissa Roberts Department of Corrections / Division of Parole Adam Zarrin Governor's Office Gary Darling Larimer County Criminal Justice Services TBD Legislative representative TBD Additional representatives to be named Staff: Germaine Miera
"CCJJ" - Commission members
Former Members Name Position and/or Affiliation Kelly Friesen / CCJJ Director / Grand County Juvenile Justice Department Evelyn Leslie / CCJJ Provider, Behavioral Health System Representative Beth McCann / CCJJ Legislative / House District 8 Charles Parkins Department of Youth Corrections Joe Pelle / CCJJ Sheriff / Boulder County Pat Steadman / CCJJ Legislative / Senate District 31 Robert Werthwein Department of Youth Corrections
The Re-entry Task Force created the following Working Groups:
Collateral Consequences Working Group - Explored how to reduce barriers to re-entry in the community faced by ex-offenders.
(Following the conclusion of the Re-entry Task Force, this Working Group, following an indeterminate hiatus, was to continue its efforts as the Collateral Consequences Subcommittee.)
Definitions Working Group - Studied the consistency of definitions of recidivism and for technical violations
Housing Capacity Working Group - Explore options to increase housing and leverage existing housing programs to house ex-offenders in the community.
Race/Ethnicity/Gender - Reviewed practices that might contribute to minority over-representation and determining the responsiveness to the needs of minority populations.
Terms and Conditions Working Group - Reviewed the existing terms and conditions (T &Cs) in parole, probation and community corrections and studying the use of graduated application and removal of T & Cs.
The Task Force contemplated the creation of the following Working Groups:
Healthcare Working Group - The Task Force did not seat this WG.
Technical Violations/Offender Re-entry Success - The Task Force addressed this issue, rather than assigning the topic to a working group.
- (Minutes of the Re-entry Task Force may be found below under "Previous Meetings.")
Revised Goals 2016/2017
Revised priority work areas/issues established by the Commission in 2016 as follows:
a. Finalize Technical Violations, specifically Conditions of Supervision work.
b. Create a small working group to address collateral consequences of conviction and roadblocks to success (to begin June/July).
c. Shift the major focus of the task force to issues surrounding Housing for offenders.
- Previous Meetings