Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC)



The 17th Judicial District Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) serves as the designated independent advisory body within Adams County & Broomfield County to address systemic criminal justice issues informed by evidence-based practices and guided by outcome-driven decision-making.  

Our mission is to provide an ongoing forum for top leaders from justice agencies, local government offices, and community partners to prioritize public safety and criminal justice reform in an effective and equitable way. 

The CJCC was established by the Adams County Board of Commissioners October 31, 2011, and later clarified its establishment and role by resolution on August 19, 2014. The council’s current priorities are broken down into five subcommittees:  

  • The Crime Prevention, Intervention, and Re-Entry Subcommittee  
  • The Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Subcommittee 
  • The Behavioral Health Subcommittee 
  • The Alternative Sanctions & Court Process Subcommittee 
  • The Executive Leadership & Governance Subcommittee 

The CJCC consists of top leaders in the criminal justice field. The council includes the District Attorney (Chair), Public Defender (Vice-Chair), Adams County Sheriff, Judges, Police Chiefs, County Commissioners, Behavioral Health, Community Corrections, Victims' Representatives, and Probation. Maintaining the integrity of the CJCC is critical to its success in providing innovative solutions to the complex needs of the community it serves.

Karen Schweihs
CJCC Program Manager