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Jefferson County has been reviewing a property along the W. Sixth Avenue Frontage Road near the Jefferson County Fairgrounds and Foothills Animal Shelter for the possible relocation of its Community Corrections program. However, following feedback from the public, the Jefferson County Commissioners today directed the County Administrator not to pursue that property further.
The Community Corrections program in Jefferson County has a long history of safely and successfully assisting residents to transition back into their Jefferson County neighborhoods following their involvement with the criminal justice system. Residents in the Community Corrections program are closely monitored and learn valuable job skills and experience that enables them to become self supporting and to support their families.
The Commissioners remain committed to the Community Corrections program, which has been proven to be very effective. A meeting that had been scheduled for June 25 to discuss the site near the fairgrounds will not be held.
For more information on community corrections, see the attachments in the right column.
May 20, 2014
Lakewood Police Department Memo on ICCS
Issues in Siting Correctional Facilites from US Department of Justice
Civic Research Institutes Journal of Community Corrections Paper
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