CJI is pleased to announce Colorado’s 11th Judicial District Probation Department as our second local community supervision partner in the Improving Community Supervision National Training and Technical Assistance Program, funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The 11th Judicial District provides community supervision to youth in Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, and Park counties in Colorado. This rural district aims to improve community supervision, support, and collaboration to achieve better outcomes for youth, while focusing on rehabilitation, accountability, and public safety.

Community supervision is viewed as a less punitive alternative to incarceration by allowing youth the opportunity to remain or return to the community. By connecting young people to the appropriate programming, they are able to learn new skills and improve anti-social behaviors, while still being held accountable for their actions. Through implementation support, agencies can positively impact community supervision policies, practices, and populations.

“Community supervision agencies, community partners, and other youth-serving professionals must work together to prevent young people from cycling through the youth justice system and subsequently the adult justice system. Intentional collaboration to improve community supervision can open up more opportunities for youth in their communities and help young people desist from crime, better their future, and improve public safety”, said Jasmine Jackson, CJI’s Youth Justice Manager.

Through this Second Chance Act program, CJI is partnering with local, regional, and Tribal supervision agencies to assist in implementing research-based and data-driven strategies that positively impact community supervision policies, practices, and populations. Partnerships with local jurisdictions, like Colorado’s 11th Judicial District, focuses on positive outcomes for youth and families, reduced recidivism and increased public safety, and improved trust between the community and youth justice system stakeholders.

CJI is accepting applications from local, regional, and Tribal jurisdictions on a rolling basis for this training and technical assistance opportunity.  If you are interested in any of the following, we welcome you to apply:

  • Improving outcomes for youth under community supervision through the implementation of evidence-based and innovative community supervision policies, practices, and programs
  • Building capacity to implement meaningful change through staff training and improvement of staff-client interactions
  • Reducing admissions to confinement resulting from community supervision/probation violations
  • Collaborating with probation, courts, law enforcement, parole, and community providers to reduce recidivism and promote public safety

Questions about TTA requests should be directed to Jasmine Jackson, CJI’s Youth Justice Manager, at jjackson@cjinstitute.org or 857-208-1410.

This project was supported by Grant 15PJDP-22-GK-03263-SCAX awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Justice.