Pre-Adjudication Services Program (PASP)
(Section 19-2-302, Colorado Revised Statutes)
Any county, city and county or judicial district in the state may establish a Pre-Adjudication Services Program (P.A.S.P.) for use by the district court for the county, city and county or judicial district. The PASP and corresponding plan for such shall provide for the assessment of juveniles taken into custody and detained by law enforcement officers.
The assessment process shall be conducted by the Intake Screener using the J.D.S.A.G. (Juvenile Detention Screening and Assessment Guide) instrument, so that relevant information can be presented to the judge presiding over the detention hearing. The court will then have the ability to make a decision regarding placement of the juvenile in the Pre-Adjudication Service Program based on facts relative to the welfare of the juvenile, as well as the juvenile’s risk of danger to the community and placement in the PASP will be a “BOND CONDITION”, revocable pursuant to law.
The process of assessing the juvenile, using the JDSAG instrument, may result in the youth “screening out” to a level 4 on the instrument or an override to such level may occur, thus directing placement of the juvenile into the Pre-Adjudication Services Program as provided for pursuant to Colorado statute. The Pre-Adjudication Services Program may include different methods and levels of community-based supervision as conditions for Pre-Adjudication Release. The use of such supervision methods is intended to reduce pre-adjudication detentions without sacrificing the protection of the community from juveniles who may be risks to the public.
The Program is directed through the Delta County SB-94 Program to the extent that annual funding allows. The Program may include, but shall not be limited to, the use of the following supervision methods as conditions of pre-adjudication release and placement in the P.A.S.P. Program shall be a BOND CONDITION.
- Periodic telephone communications with the juvenile
- Periodic office visits by the juvenile to the pre-adjudication service agency
- Periodic home visits to the juvenile’s home
- Periodic drug testing of the juvenile
- Periodic visits to the juvenile’s school
- Mental health or substance abuse treatment for the juvenile, which treatment may include residential treatment
- Domestic violence or child abuse counseling for the juvenile, if applicable
- Electronic monitoring of the juvenile