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 CJCC Chair is the 17th Judicial District Attorney Brian Mason and the Vice- Chair is Public Defender Emily Fleischmann.
The CJCC includes the following six subcommittees: 

  • The Executive Subcommittee 
    Chair:  Brian Mason, District Attorney 17th Judicial District
  • The Alternative Sanctions & Court Process Subcommittee 
    Chair: Don Quick, Chief Judge 17th Judicial District
  • The Crime Prevention, Intervention, and Re-Entry Subcommittee  
    Chair: Gene Claps, Adams County Sheriff
  • The Behavioral Health Subcommittee 
    Chair: Emma Pinter, Adams County Commissioner
  • The Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusivity (JEDI) Subcommittee
    Chair:  Steve O'Dorisio, Board Chair of the Adams County Commissioners
  • The Juvenile Justice Subcommittee
    Chair: Terrence Gordon, Chief of Police, City of Thornton 

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. The CJCC includes Adams County, Broomfield County, and Municipal Representation. Maintaining the integrity of the CJCC is critical to its success in providing innovative solutions to the complex needs of the community it serves.

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Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 12-1:30 p.m.
Agenda | Minutes


Karen Schweihs
CJCC Director