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I_RISC_2023A 09/13/2023 10:09:26 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
INTERIM COMMITTEE  RECIDIVISM INTERIM STUDY COMMITTEE
Date 09/13/2023
Attendance
Maureen Cain X
Christie Donner X
Evans X
Gonzales X
Sally Hill X
Martinez X
Gordon McLaughlin X
Abi Olson X
Jack Reed X
Greg Saiz X
Adrienne Sanchez E
Glenn Tapia X
Van Winkle E
Amabile X
Rodriguez X
Time 10:09:26 AM to 12:25:16 PM
Place Old Supreme Court
This Meeting was called to order by Rodriguez
This Report was prepared by Juliann Jenson
Hearing Items Action Taken
Call to Order and Opening Remarks Committee Discussion Only
Presentation about Recidivism Policies and Definitions Committee Discussion Only
Updates from the Recidivism Study Groups: Common Definition and Alternative Matrix Committee Discussion Only
Public Testimony Committee Discussion Only
Bill Draft Requests Committee Discussion Only

Call to Order and Opening Remarks - Committee Discussion Only


10:09:37 AM  

Chair Rodriguez made opening remarks. 



Presentation about Recidivism Policies and Definitions - Committee Discussion Only


10:10:12 AM  

Dr. Michael Campbell, Associate Professor, University of Denver, made a presentatin to the committee about recidivisim policies and definitions.  His presentation may be viewed here:  https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/recidivism_presentation.pdf

Committee members asked questions about capturing positive outcomes in recidivism studies.  Discussion followed about data collection processes and self-assessments from individuals involved in the criminal justice system. 

Further discussion ensued about crime of convctions and criminal justice system biases. Committee members asked work force related questions.  Discussion followed about recommended time frames for measuring recividism. 

10:40:16 AM  

Committee members raised questions about recidivism definitions and practices in other states.  Discussion next covered the importance of agency buy-in, metrics, funding, and desired outcomes.

10:54:44 AM  

Committee members asked about changing variables when measuring and defining recidivim.  Dicussion followed about the importance of context and what the recidivism data is gauging (i.e. the institutions, programs, or the individual). 



Updates from the Recidivism Study Groups: Common Definition and Alternative Matrix - Committee Discussion Only


11:02:43 AM  

Maureen Cain, Office of the State Public Defender, provided an update from the study group that worked on a common or universal definition of recidivism.  She shared a document on a proposed bill concept found here:  https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/recidivism_interim_committee_common_definition_working_group_-_draft_proposal_for_interim_committee_discussion_on_sept_13.pdf..

Ms. Cain proceeded to discuss a shared definition used in other state agencies.  Committee discussion followed about whether to put a recidivism definition in state statute.

Committee members discussed what constitutes a recidivism event.  Discussion continued about other recidivism definitions and accountability and review. 

11:25:17 AM  

Committee members discussed the recidivism definition used by the Division of Youth Services and then proceeded to talk about data sharing. 

Committee members next discussed the benefits of having a common framework for measuring recidivism. 

11:35:29 AM  

Greg Saiz, representing the State Board of Parole, presented recommendations from the alternative metrics study group.  His presentation may be found at this link:  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Ri3r9gEBAdXCUU7ZqAdzCZIoPjbvZRSEeJJQU7sBhLM/edit#slide=id.gc6f9e470d_0_0.

The committee discussed recommendations, Versions A and B, in the document referenced above,  Further discussion ensued about interoperability between data systems, education, and tracking behavioral health measures. 

 

 

12:04:30 PM  

Committee members revisited a bill from 2020 about interoperability (SB20-060). 



Public Testimony - Committee Discussion Only


12:06:19 PM  

There was no public testimony.



Bill Draft Requests - Committee Discussion Only


12:06:52 PM  

Conrad Imel, Office of Legislative Legal Services, provided a brief overview about the bill draft request process. 

Committee members first discussed a bill draft about a common or universal definition of recidivism. 



12:13:43 PM
Motion Move to Draft a Bill About a Common Definition of Recidivism in the Criminal Justice System
Moved Amabile
Seconded
Maureen Cain Excused
Christie Donner Excused
Evans Excused
Gonzales Yes
Sally Hill Excused
Martinez Yes
Gordon McLaughlin Excused
Abi Olson Excused
Jack Reed Excused
Greg Saiz Excused
Adrienne Sanchez Excused
Glenn Tapia Excused
Van Winkle Excused
Amabile Yes
Rodriguez Yes
YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 11   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
12:14:47 PM  

The committee next discussed a bill draft about an alternative matrix  to measure success in the criminal justice system.  Committee members suggested a bill draft that encompasses Version B with the ommisison of the interoperability language. 

 

 



12:20:04 PM
Motion Move to Draft a Bill About Additional Metrics to Measure the Impact of Recidivism Policy and Practice (Version B, omitting interoperability)
Moved Amabile
Seconded
Maureen Cain Excused
Christie Donner Excused
Evans Excused
Gonzales Yes
Sally Hill Excused
Martinez Yes
Gordon McLaughlin Excused
Abi Olson Excused
Jack Reed Excused
Greg Saiz Excused
Adrienne Sanchez Excused
Glenn Tapia Excused
Van Winkle Excused
Amabile Yes
Rodriguez Yes
YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 11   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
12:20:53 PM  

Committee members discussed a bill draft request about interoperability between data systems, modeled after Senate Bill 20-060.



12:22:11 PM
Motion Move to Draft a Bill Concerning a Study to Examine Operational Processes Within the Criminal Justice System
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Maureen Cain Excused
Christie Donner Excused
Evans Excused
Gonzales Yes
Sally Hill Excused
Martinez Yes
Gordon McLaughlin Excused
Abi Olson Excused
Jack Reed Excused
Greg Saiz Excused
Adrienne Sanchez Excused
Glenn Tapia Excused
Van Winkle Excused
Amabile Yes
Rodriguez Yes
YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 11   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
12:22:13 PM  

Senator Rodriguez volunteered to be the point person on the common definition bill.  Representative Amabile volunteered on the second bill, alternative matrix, and Representative Martinez agreed to be it on the interoperability bill draft request.



12:24:47 PM

The next meeting of the Recidivism Interim Committee to vote on final bill draft requests is scheduled for October 25, 2023, starting at 10:00 a.m. in the Old Supreme Court. 


12:25:16 PM   The committee adjourned.






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