The Colorado Lab is working with eight District Attorneys’ (DAs) Offices in Colorado to develop data dashboards to assist them with tracking progress toward greater efficiency, effectiveness, and fairness. The second cross-jurisdiction learning meeting took place last month, providing an opportunity for offices to hear from, connect with, and learn from each other.
The Office of Respondent Parents’ Counsel (ORPC) is accepting referrals for indigent parents in Jefferson County whose unmet legal needs may be affecting the safety of their children.
In November 2021, the Lab worked with the Denver District Attorney’s Office to complete a follow-up study to an April 2021 report to dig deeper into dismissals of filed cases and deferred judgments for defendants.
The Colorado Lab, in partnership with the Prosecutorial Performance Indicators Project, is working with District Attorneys’ Offices from across the state to develop internal and external facing data dashboards – designed to assist offices with tracking their progress toward greater efficiency, effectiveness, and fairness through data.
The purpose of this follow-on project was to dig deeper into two points of prosecutorial discretion—dismissals of filed cases and deferred judgments for defendants—to examine whether the characteristics of defendants or the reasons for the dismissal or deferred judgment differed by defendant race/ethnicity.