Chapter 2.24 - Community Corrections Board

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2.24.010 Pueblo Community Corrections Board Established.

Pursuant to the authority in C.R.S. § 17-27-103, as amended, this Board does hereby designate itself as the Pueblo County Community Corrections Board and shall have all the duties and functions of a community corrections board and the governing body as outlined in C.R.S. § 17-27-101, et seq.
(Res. 10-112 § I, 4/13/2010, repealed Res. 99-390 and 09-166)

2.24.020 Advisory and Screening Committee Established / Terms.

A. There is hereby created the Pueblo County Community Corrections Advisory and Screening Committee which shall consist of eleven (11) members to be appointed by this Board as follows:

  1. The Tenth Judicial District Attorney or his/her designee;
  2. The Chief of Police of the City of Pueblo Police Department or his/her designee;
  3. The Pueblo County Sheriff or his/her designee;
  4. The Chief Judge of the Tenth Judicial District or his/her designee;
  5. The Chief Probation Officer of the Tenth Judicial District or his/her designee; and
  6. Six (6) citizen representatives.

B. The designated agency members as described in numbers 1 through 5 of this Section shall serve as permanent members of the Committee. The agency head may appoint a designee to serve a three (3) year term and any particular designee may serve consecutive terms. Each citizen representative shall serve for a term of three (3) years, and may serve one (1) additional consecutive term, except that the initial appointments shall be for such shorter or longer periods as the Board deems necessary in order to create staggered termination dates. 
(Res. 10-112 § II, 4/13/2010, repealed Res. 99-390 and 09-166)

2.24.030 Duties of the Advisory and Screening Committee.

  1. Meet on a quarterly basis and advise the Community Corrections Board of Pueblo County with regard to the establishment and operation of all community corrections programs within the jurisdiction of the governing body, the standards for any community corrections programs located within the physical boundaries of the jurisdiction of the governing body, the conditions and guidelines for the conduct of offenders placed in community corrections programs operating within the physical boundaries of the jurisdiction of the governing body, the content of community corrections contracts with the State of Colorado, approved community corrections programs within the jurisdiction of the governing body, and all other community corrections issues concerning the Pueblo community.
  2. The members of the Advisory and Screening Committee, except for the designated District Court Judge, shall serve on bi-monthly Screening Committees on a rotational basis. The bi-monthly Committee shall consist of any three (3) members of the Advisory and Screening Committee. Said Screening Committees shall be functional and shall vote on the acceptance, rejection, or rejection after acceptance of all adult offenders whose case files are forwarded to the Committee by the Program Coordinator. Two (2) members of a Screening Committee shall constitute a quorum and it will require a majority vote of the Screening Committee members present to take any of the above-stated Screening Committee actions. All Advisory and Screening Committee decisions are final. Advisory and Screening Committee members shall utilize the Community Corrections Screening Criteria established by the Board of County Commissioners.
  3. When serving as the Advisory and Screening Committee pursuant to the authority granted in this Resolution, Advisory and Screening Committee members shall be acting in a functional capacity as the Community Corrections Board with all the immunity of community corrections board members, including the immunity from civil liability for the performance of the duties of such board as provided in C.R.S. § 17-27-103(10). (Res. 10-112 § III, 4/13/2010, repealed Res. 99-390 and 09-166)

2.24.040 Screening Criteria.

A. GENERAL PROVISIONS - Applicable to all offenders screened pursuant to these screening criteria.

1. The "catchment area" for the Pueblo Community Corrections Programs is defined as the 10th, 3rd, 11th, 15th and 16th Judicial Districts.

2. All convicted sex offenders, whether from this catchment area or out-of-jurisdiction and whether diversion or transition, are excluded from community corrections programs in Pueblo County.

3. For all cases referred to the Advisory and Screening Committee for screening, that Committee has the discretion to accept, reject, or reject after acceptance, any offender within the framework set forth in the applicable law, including the community corrections program statutes at C.R.S. § 17-27-101, et seq., and criteria adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Pueblo County and by considering available documentation including but not limited to pre-sentence investigation reports if available, the community corrections program recommendation for treatment and any other information requested or made available to the Committee.

B. PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO DIVERSION OFFENDERS - Felons sentenced directly by a court to community corrections.

1. Any person in this category who has been convicted of a class 1 or class 2 felony and/or has at any time been convicted of any of the crimes listed below (a through f), shall be screened by the Advisory and Screening Committee:

a. Crimes against the Elderly/Handicapped;
b. Homicide, any degree, including vehicular homicide;
c. Vehicular assault;
d. First Degree Burglary;
e. Aggravated Robbery; and
f. Crimes against children.

2. Any person in this category who has been convicted of a class 3, 4, 5 or 6 felony, and has never been convicted of any of the crimes listed above (a through f) may be admitted to a community corrections program in Pueblo County after a case review by the Program Coordinator, or may be referred to the Advisory and Screening Committee for screening.

3. No person in this category whose length of residential stay at any local community corrections facility would exceed eight (8) years shall be considered for placement in community corrections programs in Pueblo County, excepting the Crossroads’ Therapeutic Community Program, which shall have no limit on the length of residential stay for persons placed there.

C. PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO TRANSITIONAL OFFENDERS - Felons seeking release from state prison to community corrections programs prior to completion of sentence.

1. Any in-jurisdiction offender who has been convicted of a class 1 or class 2 felony, and/or has, at any time, been convicted of any of the crimes listed below (a through f), shall be screened by the Advisory and Screening Committee:

a. Crimes against the Elderly/Handicapped;
b. Homicide, any degree;
c. First Degree Burglary;
d. Aggravated Robbery;
e. Felony Assault with a weapon; and
f. Crimes against children.

2. Any transitional offender who has been convicted of a class 3, 4, 5, or 6 felony and has never been convicted of any of the crimes listed in this Section IV. C. 1. (a through f) above, may be admitted to a community corrections program after a case review by the Program Coordinator, or may be referred to the Advisory and Screening Committee for screening.

3. Any out-of-jurisdiction transitional offender who has current or past convictions for any crime listed in this Section IV. C. 1. (a through f) above, is excluded from placement in any Pueblo County Community Corrections Program. However, this Section is not intended to conflict with the referral of an offender pursuant to C.R.S. § 18-1.3-301(2)(c) when such offender intends to reside in the catchment area after release from custody of the Colorado Department of Corrections or parole by the State Board of Parole.

4. No person in this transition category Section IV. C. shall have a Parole Eligibility Date (PED), Parole Mandatory Date (PMD), or a Discharge Date (DISCH) on the Community Release Form completed by the Colorado Department of Corrections longer than eight (8) years from the date of application for placement in a local community corrections program in order to be considered for local placement, excepting the Crossroads’ Therapeutic Community Program, which shall have no limit on the length of residential stay for persons placed there. (Res. 10-112 § IV, 4/13/2010, repealed Res. 99-390 and 09-166)