The community corrections system was authorized by legislation initially passed in 1974. Senator Ralph Cole is considered the father of community corrections in Colorado. Subsequently, duties and responsibilities of boards and programs have been modified over the years by the Colorado legislature. Additionally, multiple cases have been brought before the courts, the decisions of which have affected the operations of community corrections. Each year, bills are proposed by the legislature that impact community corrections or its clients.

On this page you will find links to enabling legislation, case law and, with the start of the legislative session, updates on proposed bills.


A complete list of Colorado Revised Statutes can be found here