Events

CU Denver School of Public Affairs strives to be an educational resource by offering a number of timely and relevant events each year. Community members, students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to learn more about current topics and participate in ongoing discussions involving the fields of public administration, local governance, environmental sustainability, education and criminal justice. Consider joining us as we host subject experts and take a deeper look into the issues and opportunities facing local, state and national leaders. If you have questions about any of our events, please contact us at spa.events@ucdenver.edu.

Update about our events due to the coronavirus

In response to an official announcement from CU Denver regarding changes to the campus events policy, the School of Public Affairs will be holding all of our events virtually, unless otherwise indicated, until we are permitted to resume our in-person programming. This affects events such as our First Friday Breakfast and Criminal Justice Series, as well as our co-hosted events. Those not already on our events mailing list can subscribe to receive updates and invitations to our events.

Criminal Justice Series: Colorado State Parole - The Work and Decision-Making Process of the Board

| 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Room Number : Terrace Room (2nd Floor)
Lawrence Street Center
1380 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO

Parole was first documented in 1910; it was based on the "good time" statute, with the goal of reducing inmates' sentences with approval from the warden. Over the past century, parole has become situated in the larger context of community corrections. The use and abolition of parole have ebbed and flowed, often at least in part with response to our social priorities. 'Get tough on crime' advocates disfavored the use of parole and other early release mechanisms, while the crisis of mass incarceration has been an impetus for its return.

State parole boards are vested with decision-making powers that have implications for the lives of individuals and the safety and well-being of communities. Although parole boards have both authority and autonomy, their decisions do not operate in a vacuum.

We are happy to welcome the Colorado State Board of Parole for our February Criminal Justice Series event. The Parole Board will lead this event with a presentation of how parole in Colorado works-the legal, political, moral and administrative aspects of a contentious part of sentencing in the criminal justice system.
 
Please join our Parole Board panelists for an interesting discussion.

Reception at 5 p.m.
Program begins at 5:30 p.m.

Panelists: 

Kristen Hilkey, Chairperson
Chad Dilworth, MA, Vice Chairperson
Darlene Alcala
Denise Balazic
Michelle Geng
Jason Guidry, MA, LPC
Dr. Brandon Matthews, DM
Joe Morales
Alfredo Pena

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Criminal Justice Series: Colorado State Parole - The Work and Decision-Making Process of the Board

| 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Cost/fee: Free
Room Number: Terrace Room (2nd Floor)
Lawrence Street Center
1380 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO

Parole was first documented in 1910; it was based on the "good time" statute, with the goal of reducing inmates' sentences with approval from the warden. Over the past century, parole has become situated in the larger context of community corrections. The use and abolition of parole have ebbed and flowed, often at least in part with response to our social priorities. 'Get tough on crime' advocates disfavored the use of parole and other early release mechanisms, while the crisis of mass incarceration has been an impetus for its return.

State parole boards are vested with decision-making powers that have implications for the lives of individuals and the safety and well-being of communities. Although parole boards have both authority and autonomy, their decisions do not operate in a vacuum.

We are happy to welcome the Colorado State Board of Parole for our February Criminal Justice Series event. The Parole Board will lead this event with a presentation of how parole in Colorado works-the legal, political, moral and administrative aspects of a contentious part of sentencing in the criminal justice system.
 
Please join our Parole Board panelists for an interesting discussion.

Reception at 5 p.m.
Program begins at 5:30 p.m.

Panelists: 

Kristen Hilkey, Chairperson
Chad Dilworth, MA, Vice Chairperson
Darlene Alcala
Denise Balazic
Michelle Geng
Jason Guidry, MA, LPC
Dr. Brandon Matthews, DM
Joe Morales
Alfredo Pena

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