Englewood has a professional, well-managed court, but it’s always possible to do things better.  I have several ideas for strengthening court operations.

CREATING SAFER COMMUNITIES

Englewood can follow the lead of Loveland’s court, which has a special docket for homeless offenders that focuses on stabilizing the offenders’ lives to stop the cycle of offending.  I observed Judge Joneson’s Homeless Court and met with Judge Joneson about her experience and how it can be adapted to other cities like Englewood.  Read more about Judge Joneson’s “Jumpstart” initiative here.

REDUCING OVERHEAD WITH EFFICIENCY

Courts across the county have used technology to remind people of their court dates, reducing costly “failures to appear” that disrupt court schedules and take up valuable judge and staff time.  Learn more about courts using technology to reduce “failures to appear” here.