Compliance Monitoring

Colorado’s Guide for Implementing the Core Protections
of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002
for the Safe and Appropriate Holding of Juveniles In Secure Settings and Facilities

Colorado’s “Guide For Implementing the Core Protections of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002 for the Safe and Appropriate Holding of Juveniles In Secure Settings and Facilities” has been developed by the Division of Criminal Justice to acquaint Colorado’s key players in the juvenile justice system with both the core protection requirements required by the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDP Act) and corresponding state statutes regarding the safe and appropriate processing and holding of juveniles.

As a participant in the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, Colorado maintains and monitors compliance with the core protections of the JJDP Act. The Division of Criminal Justice, Colorado Department of Public Safety, is the state agency designated to administer several JJDP Act grant fund programs, to monitor compliance with the core protections of the JJDP Act, and to staff the state advisory group defined in the JJDP Act. In Colorado, this advisory group is the governor-appointed Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Council. Working in conjunction with the Council and other juvenile justice system agencies, the Division of Criminal Justice provides the leadership necessary to coordinate the JJDP Act and juvenile justice efforts.

Colorado receives JJDP Act Title II/Formula Grant funds annually, dependent on compliance with the core protections of the JJDP Act. The core protection requirements, explained further in this guide, have become tenants for basic professional practice throughout the country. It is incumbent upon all agencies and departments to assist the state in maintaining compliance, to assure safe and appropriate holding of juveniles, and to retain these funds for juvenile justice programming.

For more information on Colorado’s involvement with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act please contact:

Mona Barnes
Compliance Monitor
Phone: 303-239-4188
E-mail: monal.barnes@state.co.us 
or

Division of Criminal Justice
Colorado Department of Public Safety
700 Kipling Street, Suite 1000
Denver, CO 80215
Phone: 303-239-4442
Outside Denver Metro Area: 1 (800) 201-1325
FAX: 303-239-4491

To assist entities with compliance with the JJDP Act, the following documents are available for download:

Compliance Monitoring Policy and Procedure Manual (Updated April 2016)
Sight and Sound Checklist for Law Enforcement Facilities
Juvenile Holding Cell Log (Updated 02/16)