Grantee Highlight: Colorado State Problem Solving Courts

The Colorado State Problem Solving Courts provide a non-traditional approach to integrating treatment provision and criminal justice case processing. In a close collaboration between team members from judicial, probation, law enforcement, prosecuting and defense attorneys and treatment, offenders are provided with both accountability and treatment for substance use and co-occurring disorders to reduce cases of repeat offenders.

There are 76 problem solving courts in 20 judicial districts in Colorado that operate programs including:

  • Adult Drug Courts
  • Juvenile Drug Courts
  • DUI Courts
  • Adult and Juvenile Mental Health Courts
  • Family and Dependency/Neglect Courts
  • Veteran’s Treatment Courts

The CDOT grant supports new DUI courts within the first three years of operation as well as statewide training, technical assistance, court review and accreditation support for all of Colorado’s DUI courts.

Amy Kingery serves as the Colorado state problem solving court coordinator and can be reached at [email protected] for more information about the program. Paulina DeLora is the grant management specialist for this program and can be reached at [email protected] for questions about the financial side of the grant.