House Bill 19-1297 enacted in May 31, 2019 requires county jails to collect information regarding their facility and inmates and report this information to the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) on a quarterly basis. The bill may be found here.
The dashboard and data for HB19-1297 data may be found here.
2021 Due Dates
Submissions are due the third Friday of the first month of each quarter (January, April, July and October).
|Reporting Quarter||Due Date||Snapshot Date||Prior Quarter Dates||Prior 365 Days Dates|
|Q1||Jan. 15, 2021||Jan. 1, 2021||Oct. 1, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020||Jan. 1, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020|
|Q2||Apr. 16, 2021||Apr. 1, 2021||Jan. 1, 2021 - Mar. 31, 2021||Apr. 1, 2020 - Mar. 31, 2021|
|Q3||Jul. 16, 2021||Jul. 1, 2021||Apr. 1, 2021 - Jun. 30, 2021||Jul. 1, 2020 - Jun. 30, 2021|
|Q4||Oct. 15, 2021||Oct. 1, 2021||Jul. 1, 2021 - Sep. 30, 2021||Oct. 1, 2020 - Sep. 30, 2021|
If a jail fails to submit a report within thirty days of the due date, the Executive Director of Public Safety is mandated to notify the jail that they are not in compliance ( C.R.S. 17-26-118(4)(c) ).
Data Submission Format
DCJ has created two Excel Spreadsheets which contain the items mandated by HB19-1297. The "Highlighting" spreadsheet shows issues with row and column sums so that they can be corrected prior to submission. The second spreadsheet contains no error checking:
Please name your submission file [County-Quarter-Year.xlsx]. For example: Phillips-Q1-2020.xlsx
Documentation on the data collection requirements can be downloaded from: HB19-1297 Documentation.pdf
Where to Send Submissions
Submissions can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about the reporting requirements or problems reporting may also be sent to this address.