Justice Services is a division within the Human Services Department of Jefferson County.
To support and improve the functions of our Justice System by:
Providing innovative and cost effective enhancements to those functions,
Fortifying public safety and quality of life of our citizens, and
Supplying opportunities for the individuals processed by the Justice System to demonstrate their potential as contributing, responsible members of society.
A fair and equitable system of justice that addresses the safety and public order needs of our community while providing creative, innovative, and cost effective opportunities for positive outcomes to those who enter it or seek the resolution of conflict from it.
Respect and Civility - we will respond to all those we encounter in our work with courtesy that recognizes their individuality and value;
Commitment - we expect a passion for service from our staff and a demonstrated responsibility and investment in our work;
Courage - we will be bold in our vision, stand by our convictions and be ceaseless in our search for excellence;
Inclusiveness - we embrace behavior and actions that respect and honor the background, diversity and contributions of our staff and the community we serve;
Integrity - we will demonstrate the strength, moral courage, and ethics that warrant the trust of our community; and
Trustworthiness - we commit ourselves to the highest level of accountability as stewards of the authority and public funding granted to us.
We seek to accomplish our mission and achieve our vision through the following programs:
Pretrial Services provides the Jefferson County/First Judicial District with support services, which assist the courts in efficiently processing defendants through the different phases of their criminal court proceedings. The operational units that deliver these services include:
~ Bond Commissioners/Pretrial Officers
~ Pretrial Services Supervision
Upon a conviction, the Community Services program provides the sentencing judges with restorative sentencing alternatives, which allow offenders to perform useful public service labor instead of incarceration as recompense to the community for their offense. The operational units that deliver these services include:
~ Community Services Supervision
~ Community Service Work Crews
This program provides privatized community based correctional supervision, evaluation and treatment service as alternatives to incarceration of offenders in state and local correctional institutions. This is accomplished through program staff direction of private contract providers of the following services:
- Community corrections residential (halfway house) and non-residential supervision services;
- Detoxification Services and substance abuse treatment to divert public inebriates from jail; and
- Psychological Evaluation Services to determine acceptability for community sentencing and to design offender supervision plans
This privatized program provides Jefferson County residents and government agency staff with conflict resolution and group decision-making assistance through trained volunteer mediators.
This program provides policy planning, criminal justice research, and evaluation services for the agencies of the Jefferson County/First Judicial District justice system.
The unit functions as the management, planning, policy development, contract agent, and research and evaluation unit for the Justice Services Division. Staff consists of the Director, one Administrative Coordinator, and one Administrative Specialist, who is shared with the Community Corrections Unit.
Kathryn Otten, Director
Jefferson County Justice Services Division
3500 Illinois Street, Suite 2800
Golden, CO 80401
Last Modified: Apr 23, 2013 09:37 AM