The mission of the Colorado Juvenile Parole Board is to promote public safety by using statutory criteria in the best interest of the juvenile and victim when reintegrating the juvenile into the community.
The Colorado Juvenile Parole Board is authorized to grant, deny, modify, suspend, or revoke, and specify conditions of parole for all juvenile delinquents adjudicated to CDHS. The youth's parole time is established pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes sections 19-2-909(1),(b), 19-2-921(6), and 19-2-1002(5)(a). The standard mandatory parole period is six months. However, in some instances the law authorizes the Board to extend the youth's parole for up to a maximum of 21 months. The parole decisions must be made in accordance with the best interest of the juvenile and the public, pursuant to C.R.S. 19-2-207.
The Colorado Juvenile Parole Board is comprised of nine members who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate for a four year term. The board has four representatives from state agencies that include the Department of Education, Human Services, Labor and Employment and Public Safety and five public members not employed by the state, one from the Western Slope. The full board meets once a month. Full Board Agenda.
2021 Vacancies: Find information here on upcoming vacancies on the Juvenile Parole Board.
- Hearing calendar
For DYS Client Managers/Parole Officers to schedule a hearing, please submit the following form: Hearing request form.
The Colorado Juvenile Parole Board is composed of nine members, including five public members not employed by the state and four state agency representatives. All board members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Colorado State Senate. Of the five public members, one must be a resident of the Western Slope of Colorado.
Name Representation Expiration Date James Newby Department of Labor and Employment 11-15-21 Heidi Hess Public member at large from Western Slope 11-15-21 Bradford Geiger Public member 11-15-21 Kimberly Branham Department of Public Safety 11-15-21 Elizabeth Martinez Public member 11-15-21 Rachael Lovendahl Department of Education 11-15-22 Jared Prochnow Public member 11-15-22 Margaret Brewington Wright Public member 11-15-22 Gretchen Russo Department of Human Services 11-15-22
- Victim Services
The Colorado Juvenile Parole Board (JPB) members and staff understand that being victimized by a juvenile is traumatic and may have devastating consequences. We also realize that commitment and parole of juvenile offenders can be confusing and intimidating for the victim. The JPB is committed to assuring that your rights as a victim of juvenile crime are respected throughout the parole process.
The JPB Victim Services Program is able to provide you with information regarding juvenile parole, notification of certain events that may occur during the juvenile's term on parole, and the opportunity to be heard.
Colorado Victims Rights Act
Read the Colorado Victim Rights Act in its entirety:
- Division of Youth Services Victim Services
- Juvenile Parole Board Victim Services Program (English)
- Juvenile Parole Board Victim Services Program (Spanish)
- Parole Conditions for Youth (English)
- Parole Conditions for Youth (Spanish)
- Victim Impact Statement (English)
- Victim Impact Statement (Spanish)
Parole Hearing Attendance
The Parole Board members value your input. We would like to offer you the opportunity to participate in the parole hearing, whether it be in writing, via video or telephone, or in person. Please contact our Victim Services Coordinator for information, assistance and support in participating in the juvenile offenders' parole hearing.
For information about Victim Services please contact Louanne Swanson, Victim Services Coordinator, 303.866.4975
- Resources & Policies
Policies & Procedures
Colorado Juvenile Parole Board
1575 Sherman St., 4th Floor
Denver, CO 80203-1714
Lee Ann Brabec
Victim Services Coordinator