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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:

  • City of Colorado Springs Municipal Court
  • Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region
  • Division of Youth Corrections - Southern Region
  • El Paso County Department of Human Services
  • El Paso County Public Health
  • Fourth Judicial District Juvenile Court
  • Fourth Judicial District Attorney's Office
  • Fourth Judicial District Probation Department
  • Fourth Judicial District Public Defender's Office
  • Teller County Department of Social Services
  • Joint Initiatives for Youth and Families
  • Colorado Springs Police Department
  • El Paso County Sheriff's Department
  • Pikes Peak BOCES
  • AspenPointe
  • Teller County Commissioner's Office
  • Private Citizens
  • School District #2 - Harrison
  • School District #3 - Widefield
  • School District #11 - Colorado Springs
Several of the Senate Bill 94 Oversight and Planning Committee members are also JI members.  To obtain the Senate Bill 94 Oversight and Planning Committee Meeting Schedule for FY 2011-12, click here.

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:

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:

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.

Sarah Sherwin
Fourth Judicial District Coordinator
2340 Robinson Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80904
Phone:  719-389-0994
Fax:  719-630-1851
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