Juvenile Services Programs

The Boulder County Juvenile Center provides services to criminally charged youth such as lodging, assessments, supervision, as well as programs for community service and alternative incarceration.

Pretrial Programs

  • Juvenile Center Secure Lodging - Provides up to 48 hour secure lodging for youth detained pending a court hearing. This 20 bed facility provides structured programming and four hours of educational activities daily.
  • Juvenile Bond Commissioner Program - Commissioner staff perform initial bond assessments of incarcerated youth in accordance with 20th Judicial District Administrative Rules. Juveniles may be released on bond by Center staff with appropriate conditions established to ensure public safety.
  • Pretrial Supervision Program - This program provides supervision of selected youth released on bond. They and their families are seen by staff on a regularly during the pretrial period. The staff establish behavioral contracts with the youth and families to ensure return to court and public safety during the pretrial period.
  • Boulder Enhanced Supervision Team (B.E.S.T.) - An intensive pretrial supervision program for youth at risk of being detained pending disposition of their charges. The program philosophy is based on building a positive relationship between youth and caseworker. Behavior is closely supervised to ensure proper services are being provided the youth while remaining in the community. B.E.S.T. is funded by the state SB 94 program.

Juvenile Post Adjudicated Programs

  • Juvenile Community Service Program - Allows youth to perform community service as a condition of their court sentence. The program refers youth into selected tax-supported or non-profit agencies which provide supervised work environments. The youth are able to work off restitution or community service hours ordered by the court.
  • Weekend Alternative Sentencing Program - Permits youth who would normally be sentenced to a state Division of Youth Services regional detention center to be lodged in the Juvenile Center for up to four consecutive weekends. This allows youth to complete short periods of close supervision without disturbing family and school ties. Some program funding is received from a contract with the State of Colorado. School/Work Release Alternatives Sentencing Program allows youth who would normally be sentenced to a state Division of Youth Services regional detention center to be lodged in our Juvenile Center for up to 21 days. The youth is released each day to attend school or work in accordance with a case plan jointly developed with the courts. Youth are carefully monitored during the release period and reports are forwarded to the court upon completion of the program.
  • Boulder County's Wilderness Workcamp - Serves as a sentencing alternative for Boulder County youth. It is a punitive sentence in which the youth are sentenced for a period of ten days and experience a highly structured and regimented work environment in a remote, outdoor setting. The program is operated by Cal-Wood Education Resource Center under the direction of the B.E.S.T. Program.
  • School/Work Release Alternatives Sentencing Program - Allows youth who would normally be sentenced to a state Division of Youth Services regional detention center to be lodged in our Juvenile Center for up to 21 days. The youth is released each day to attend school or work in accordance with a case plan jointly developed with the courts. Youth are carefully monitored during the release period and reports are forwarded to the court upon completion of the program.

Juvenile Diversion Programs

  • D.A. Diversion Community Service Program - Provides youth who would normally be charged with a criminal offense an opportunity to perform community service in lieu of being processed further within the justice system. Staff monitor youth doing community service and paying restitution and submit reports to the District Attorney's office upon completion.

E-mail Your Questions On Juvenile Programs to Juvenile Services Administrator.

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Contacts

Community Services

303-441-3560
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Location

3482 N. Broadway
Boulder, CO 80304
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Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F

Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F

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