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Tribal delinquency jurisdiction, 2016

  • State (mandatory)

  • State (other)

  • Federal

  • Not applicable

Colorado is not a P.L. 280 state, though the Town of Ignacio exercises some jurisdiction over the Southern Ute Tribe (P.L. 98-290). See CO Commission on Indian Affairs.

Monitoring data

  • N/A: Insufficient data to compute arrest rates
  • * Rates used to compute ratio based on fewer than 10 observations
  • † White detained rate is 0

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Indicator data, 2017


Website: Colorado Judicial Districts and State Relative Indexes (RRI) for Juveniles, Federal Fiscal Year 2016
Author: The Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice
Tracks RRIs 2016–2016
Geography: Statewide and county

Points of contact

Stages during the juvenile justice process tracked for relative rate indicators (RRIs).

Probation Confinement Adjudication Transfer Diversion Petitioned Detention Referred to court Arrest

Race reported

  • White

  • All minorities (as a group)

  • Black / African American

  • Hispanic/Latino

  • Asian

  • American Indian / Alaska Native

  • Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander

  • Other / Mixed


The Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice publishes data on Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) from an interactive database on their website. Colorado reports Relative Rate Indices (RRI) for 7 of 9 recommended decision points for 8 populations. The database also provides detail for populations within decision points by reporting 17 additional RRIs. Rates are reported statewide and by judicial district. It is unclear if race and ethnicity are reported as separate variables.

The Office of Research and Statistics, Division of Criminal Justice publishes percentages, frequencies, and rates on Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC). Colorado reports data for 7 out of 9 recommended decision points for 7 populations. Data is reported statewide. It is unclear if race and ethnicity are reported as separate variables.

DMC assessment

May provide an assessment to the federal juvenile justice agency, but not publicly available.

DMC coordinators

DMC coordinator 2012 2015 2016
Full-time state-level DMC coordinator
Part-time or other state-level staff

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Progressive data

The Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (State Advisory Group) supports an online data analysis tool for exploring Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) data across a nuanced range of decision points that is Colorado-specific.  Selections include juvenile population by race/ethnicity compared to juvenile population at various points in the juvenile justice system and comparisons by geography.

About this project

Juvenile Justice GPS (Geography, Policy, Practice, Statistics) is a project to develop a repository providing state policy makers and system stakeholders with a clear understanding of the juvenile justice landscape in the states.

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