Senate Bill 94 (SB94)
Did you know . . . that 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 grant initiative that provides alternatives to detention for youth, ages 10 to 17, involved in the juvenile justice system.
The Fourth Judicial District, which includes El Paso and Teller counties, is allocated over $1 million dollars annually for this purpose.
Senate Bill 94 has an Oversight and Planning Committee which is required by statute. The members include:
Each year, the district 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 approved by the:
- Fourth Judicial District Senate Bill 94 Oversight and Planning Committee
- Senate Bill 94 Statewide Advisory Board
- Division of Youth Corrections
This initiative employs one full time Coordinator and one full time Data Management Specialist.
Services provided to each youth can be one, or a combination of the following:
- Case Management
- Client/Family Assistance
- Community Supervision
- Detention Bed Management
- Detention Screening and Assessment
- Family Support Partners
- Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
- Mental Health Assessments & Treatment
- Minority Family Advocacy
- Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST)
- Psychiatric Evaluations
- Substance Abuse Evaluations & Treatment
- Wraparound Facilitation
Services are provided through subcontracts with community providers and independent contractors.
Questions? Please contact our Senate Bill 94 Coordinator below or visit the Colorado State Senate Bill 94 website.
Fourth Judicial District Coordinator
2340 Robinson Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80904