In 2003 voters approved a perpetual .05 percent sales tax to fund a jail expansion, a new addiction recovery center, and alternative programs such as PACE that reduce overcrowding and criminal recidivism.
Completed in spring 2005, the expansion converted a jail recreation courtyard into 32 inmate rooms with an adjacent dayroom and officer workstation. The rooms are double bunked to accommodate 64 inmates, bringing overall jail capacity to approximately 464 beds.
Addiction Recovery Center
Boulder County completed construction of the 10,000 square-foot Public Health Addiction Recovery Center in October 2007. The facility replaced a 28-year-old building that was outdated and overcrowded.
The ARC provides 24-hour inpatient detox services for up to 20 clients, plus the potential for a transitional residential program. The facility also provides daily treatment support groups and sobriety monitoring services for clients that are sober.
Partnership for Active Community Engagement (PACE)
The award-winning PACE program reduces overcrowding and helps keep offenders from returning to jail. PACE provides integrated treatment and diversion of mentally ill offenders.