The justice reinvestment crime prevention initiative (initiative), administered by the Colorado department of local affairs in the division of local government (department), incorporates programs that expand small business lending and provide grants aimed at reducing crime and promoting community development in certain target communities. Effective September 1, 2021, the act:
- Expands the initiative to include Grand Junction and Trinidad; and
- Adds a statewide business and entrepreneurship training and grant program for justice-system-involved persons to the initiative.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)