Did you know . . . attempting to reduce crime by focusing only on law enforcement and corrections, is like providing expensive ambulances at the bottom of a cliff to pick up the youngsters who fall off -- rather than building a fence at the top of the cliff to keep them from falling in the first place.
Funded by the Colorado Department of Human Services – Division of Youth Corrections, Senate Bill 94 is a statewide initiative that provides alternatives to detention for youth, ages 10 to 17, involved in the juvenile justice system.
The Nineteenth Judicial District, which is defined by the physical property known as Weld County, is allocated just under $900,000 dollars annually for this purpose.
Each year, the local Juvenile Services Planning Committee prepares a juvenile services plan that is specifically designed to provide a continuum of detention services for youth engaged in the juvenile justice system. Service plans are presented to and approved by the Senate Bill 94 Statewide Advisory Board and the Division of Youth Corrections.
Services that may be available in each jurisdiction:
Services available are provided through subcontracts with community providers and independent contractors.
What is the Statewide Senate Bill 94 Program?
For more information about the Statewide Senate Bill 94 Program please visit the State of Colorado website here.