Background

C.R.S. § 18-1.3-507, C.R.S. § 19-2-308, and C.R.S. § 42-4-1301.4 authorize the County, on behalf of the Fourth Judicial District, to enter into contracts with private service providers for UPS for Fourth Judicial District offenders. All fees for such services and County oversight are to be paid by the offenders.

Fourth Judicial District

The District serves El Paso and Teller Counties. The district population exceeds 600,000. Referrals will come from both the County and the District Courts. The County estimates that approximately 6,075 (6000 adult and 75 juvenile) new cases will be referred each year. This is an estimate only and the County does not guarantee the total referrals as it will vary year to year.

At the beginning of the new contract, on January 1, 2015, all currently open cases shall be transferred to the provider chosen pursuant to this RFP, with transfers to follow the procedures to be prescribed in the completed contract for UPS.

Program Principles

The County has established the following principles for this program:
Principle #1: Community safety is the primary goal.
Principal #2: Offender completion of their UPS sentence is a cost effective method that holds offenders accountable through tangible, productive consequences and upholds the credibility of court sanctions.
Principle #3: Fourth Judicial District Chief Judge should not have to supervise the operation of the program and, with the Judge’s approval, the County will assume that role. A Court Order authorizing this agreement will be processed after a proposal has been selected.
Principal #4: Not-for-profit companies and governmental entities in the Fourth Judicial District should be the beneficiaries of this labor source.
Principle #5: Participation in a work crew program for El Paso County government may serve as an intermediate sanction in lieu of initiating revocation proceedings and sentencing offenders to the jail.
Principle #6: No UPS court orders will be processed by contracts outside of this agreement whether for the Fourth Judicial District or otherwise.

El Paso County contracts with Front Range Community Services (FRCS) to provide useful public services (community service sentences).

FRCS serves as an agent between the courts and the community by administering community service sentences imposed in lieu of, or in addition to, fines, restitution and jail terms, or as a condition of probation.

Useful public service is a benefit to our community.

To reach FRCS:

11 E. Vermijo Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Phone: 719-442-2201

Fax: 719-442-2662

Email: ts@frcsco.org