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    Release With Services C.R.S. 19-2-302

    H. Michael Steinberg is both an experienced and a dedicated Colorado Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorney.

    As a former Senior – Career Arapahoe – Douglas County District Attorney -in his13 years  (1984 – 1997) years as a prosecutor – H. Michael was assigned to the prosecution of hundreds of juvenile prosecutions. As a Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer  for the last 16 years (1997 – 2013) – he has successfully handled hundreds more juvenile cases.

    Juvenile criminal defense lawyers must be specialized in this area and must have specialized training and experience to be effective on behalf of their clients… essentially just children. Because Juvenile Court is different than adult court –  an experienced lawyer in adult may be incompetent to practice in juvenile court.

    Where your child’s freedom and future is at stake…go with experience every time.

    Here is the statute referenced In the article that linked you to this page:

    19-2-302. Preadjudication service program created – community advisory board established – duties of board.

    (1) The chief judge of any judicial district may issue an order that any juvenile who applies for preadjudication release be evaluated for placement by a preadjudication service program established pursuant to this section. In evaluating the juvenile, the service agency shall follow criteria for the placement of a juvenile established pursuant to section 19-2-212. Upon evaluation, the service agency shall make a recommendation to the court concerning placement of the juvenile with a preadjudication service program.

    (2) Any county or city and county or judicial district in the state may establish a preadjudication service program for use by the district court for the county or city and county or judicial district. Such program shall be established in accordance with a local justice plan developed pursuant to section 19-2-211.

    (3) The local justice plan shall provide for the assessment of juveniles taken into custody and detained by law enforcement officers, which assessment shall be based on criteria for the placement of juveniles established pursuant to section 19-2-212, so that relevant information may be presented to the judge presiding over the detention hearing. The information provided to the court through the screening process, which information shall include the record of any prior adjudication of the juvenile, is intended to enhance the court’s ability to make a more appropriate detention and bond decision, based on facts relative to the juvenile’s welfare or the juvenile’s risk of danger to the community.

    (4) The plan may include different methods and levels of community-based supervision as conditions for preadjudication release. The plan may provide for the use of the same supervision methods that have been established for adult defendants as a pretrial release method to reduce pretrial incarceration or that have been established as sentencing alternatives for juvenile or adult offenders placed on probation or parole. The use of such supervision methods is intended to reduce preadjudication detentions without sacrificing the protection of the community from juveniles who may be risks to the public. The plan may provide for the use of any of the following supervision methods as conditions of preadjudication release:

    (a) Periodic telephone communications with the juvenile;

    (b) Periodic office visits by the juvenile to the preadjudication service agency;

    (c) Periodic home visits to the juvenile’s home;

    (d) Periodic drug testing of the juvenile;

    (e) Periodic visits to the juvenile’s school;

    (f) Mental health or substance abuse treatment for the juvenile, which treatment may include residential treatment;

    (g) Domestic violence or child abuse counseling for the juvenile, if applicable;

    (h) Electronic or global position monitoring of the juvenile;

    (i) Work release for the juvenile, if school attendance is not applicable or appropriate under the circumstances; or

    (j) Juvenile day reporting and day treatment programs.

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