Adult Pretrial Services

The Bond Commissioners staff use a validated risk assessment to interview offenders 18 years and older charged with violations of Colorado state statues and/or Boulder County warrants. Upon completion of the interview and a criminal background check, including local, state, federal and out-of-state agencies, Bond Commissioner staff will identify risk factors and make bond decisions.

Bond Commissioner’s Unit

The Bond Commissioners Unit, located at the Boulder County Jail, provides initial assessment of offenders after arrest for the purpose of setting bond and/or application for personal recognizance bond release. Offenders may be released on bond by Bond Commissioner staff under guidelines set by the Court and with appropriate conditions established to ensure public safety.

Further Bond Evaluations

To determine conditions for a safe release on bond, further Bond Evaluations provide an evaluation to the court while offenders are still in custody. Areas such as substance abuse, social, mental and legal history, and potential for danger to self and others are covered. These evaluations are completed within 72 hours of the offender’s first hearing.       

Pretrial Supervision Unit

The Courts order supervision as a condition of bond for offenders who have alcohol/drug use, mental health problems, and/or domestic violence issues alleged in their current charges. Supervision conditions may also be ordered when non-substance related risks are present. Initial assessments are completed on offenders, focusing on social and legal history, current allegations, substance abuse and violence issues or any other risk/needs factors. Case Managers use established standards and risk factors to develop a supervision plan which is applied while the offender is on bond. Generally, pretrial supervision is recommended by the Bond Commissioners, however, offenders may be referred by directive of a judge at a later hearing.


Community Justice Services



1777 6th St.
303-441-4713 (fax)
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F
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1035 Kimbark St.
303-682-6858 (fax)
Hours: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. / 1 p.m.-5 p.m. M-F
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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306

For More Information

Commissioner's Staff
Available 24/7