Colorado law imposes standards on, and grants certain responsibilities to, persons considered peace officers, including the authority to enforce Colorado law. This issue brief provides information on training and certification of peace officers, reserve officers, and the process for...
Gravity and switchblade knives, which were originally popularized by classic movies such as West Side Story and Rebel Without a Cause, are considered illegal weapons in Colorado.
Possessing such a weapon could result in a fine or jail time, or both. This issue brief provides an overview...
Recent federal policy changes have increased public awareness of asset forfeiture, a process through which a law enforcement agency can seize property that may have been involved in a criminal action.
This issue brief provides an overview of how the justice system treats juveniles found guilty of a crime in Colorado. It discusses juvenile problem solving courts; detention and commitment; the facilities where juveniles are housed; the programs and services available;...
This memorandum provides an overview of the recovery of damages for loss of use by rental vehicle companies and various state laws that prohibit or limit the recovery of these damages.
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Final Report to the Colorado General Assembly by the committee on Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System.
Where are we?
- 11.5% lower than the formula
- Local share falling or slowing
- State Education Fund close to depleted
- General Fund budget in cutting mode
How did we get here?
- Business cycle, demographic changes, and constitutional ...