Community Programs

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District attorneys across Colorado sponsor special programs in their local communities designed to ensure equal justice, engage their constituents and elevate everyone’s understanding of the state’s criminal justice system. 

Citizens Academy

Judicial Districts: 1, 17, 18, 20

Local constituents participate in an immersive introduction to criminal justice course with district attorneys, law enforcement personnel, judges and defense attorneys. Instructors provide hands-on instruction to show the process of a criminal case from investigation to prosecution.

Conviction Integrity Unit

Judicial Districts: 20

Stakeholders across the criminal justice system utilize a collaborative approach with diverse perspectives to ensure a fair, diligent review and investigation into all claims of wrongful conviction.

K-12 Education

Judicial Districts: 2, 5, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 22

District attorneys visit primary and secondary schools to teach students about the law and criminal justice system. These programs are designed to provide positive role models, promote effective decision-making and illustrate how the law can impact their lives.

Crime Prevention Education

Judicial Districts: 1, 2, 17, 20 

Community trainings and educational events are held to provide attendees with tips and resources to prevent crimes such as domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, human trafficking, gun violence, theft and fraud.

Family Justice Center

Judicial Districts: 1, 2, 8, 18, 20

Criminal justice stakeholders and nonprofit organizations provide integrated and coordinated services all in one location for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, crimes against children or elders and human trafficking. 

Victim Services

Judicial Districts: 1, 18 

Educational presentations and resource fairs are held to provide victims with the information on their rights in the criminal justice center and connect them with nonprofit organizations in the community.

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Court Functions, case management and hearing procedures will vary by jurisdiction. Click here to find the most current directives or polices in your jurisdiction.