Fresh Start - Relief for Outstanding Warrants
The first-ever Fresh Start event in Colorado’s First Judicial District occurred on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. Due to the success of the first event, a second Fresh Start event will be held Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022.
Which cases are eligible?
People with active warrants for non-violent, low-level misdemeanor and traffic charges in Gilpin or Jefferson counties will have an opportunity to resolve their case without being arrested. The 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. Read more about the first Fresh Start event.
Which cases are NOT eligible?
People who have been charged or convicted of a felony offense or any 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 marks the culmination of a six-month collaborative effort between First Judicial District Attorney Alexis King, the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, First Judicial District Court, 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.