Fresh Start - Relief for Outstanding Warrants
The First Judicial District will hold its next Fresh Start event on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO 80419.
Which cases are eligible?
People with active warrants in Gilpin or Jefferson counties in the following categories will have an opportunity to resolve their case without being arrested:
• Low-level, non-violent misdemeanors and traffic offenses
• Select low-level non-violent felonies which have been reclassified as misdemeanors
• Some class 5 and class 6 felony property offenses and class 4 drug felonies
The Fresh Start event will not only benefit individuals with outstanding warrants but will cut down on the costs to taxpayers and allow law enforcement to direct their resources toward offenders who commit higher level crimes and directly victimize others in the community. Questions about eligibility can be emailed here. Questions about probation violation warrants can be emailed here.
There will also be community resources available for anyone interested, including the Community Connections Center (C3), Jefferson County Public Health, Bayaud Enterprises, Behavioral Treatment Services, Benefits in Action, Front Range Clinic, Hazelbrook Sober Living, Intervention, Inc., Kenekt, and Master's Apprentice.
Which cases are NOT eligible?
People who have been charged or convicted of most felony offenses, any weapons offense, escape offense, arson, tampering, introduction of contraband, or offense under the Victim Rights Act – such as assault, child abuse, unlawful sexual contact or domestic violence – and those with second or subsequent cases involving driving under the influence or driving while ability impaired are not eligible for the program.
Which organizations are part of Fresh Start?
A concept that originated with the Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, Fresh Start is a collaborative effort between First Judicial District Attorney Alexis King, the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, First Judicial District Court, Gilpin County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County Court, First Judicial District Probation Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Justice Services and Community Connections Center (C3).
About Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee
The Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee (CJCC) serves as an advisory body to the policy makers, judiciary, and stakeholder groups of the criminal justice system in Jefferson County. The Committee monitors the existing criminal justice system to examine potential opportunities for improvements to the system, prioritizes projects, conducts research, analyzes options, makes recommendations, and assists with implementation. This interagency collaboration seeks to identify innovative and evidence-based solutions to address deficiencies in the system and promote fairness and justice.