Temporary Closures & Program Changes Posted on Department Pages

For information on Alternative Sentencing Department (ASD) closures and program changes, please visit the ASD webpage (larimer.org/cjs/asd).

 

For information on Larimer County Community Corrections (LCCC) closures and program changes, please visit the LCCC webpage (larimer.org/cjs/comcor).

 

**Please continue to check the ASD and LCCC webpages for updates/information on changes, closures and dates of reopening**

Be a Volunteer or Intern with Criminal Justice Services

Our most valuable asset is dedicated people. 

Programs are offered to Offenders so they can enrich their lives, and fill free time with productive, educational and fun activities.  Days/hours for programs are typically weekday evenings and weekends. This list is not inclusive. The programs unit is always looking for new and innovative topics to offer enrichment to our offenders.

  • GED preparedness and tutoring
  • Fitness
  • Life skills and practical applications such as budgeting, menu planning, nutrition
  • Cognitive skills topics such as anger management, parenting and self improvement
  • Spiritual
  • Hobby and creative outlet instruction, such as music appreciation, poetry writing, book club, art, knitting, fly tying

Volunteers assist our Victim-Witness Specialists by contacting and providing information to the victims (of offenders in our custody), which may include notification of offender status changes, assistance in understanding our programs, and/or how to obtain resources in the community.  Due to the highly sensitive and confidential nature of the victim information involved in victim services and notification, volunteers are carefully selected.

**We are now full for the Fall 2020 semester and have started accepting applications for Spring 2021**

Community Corrections operates a Residential Facility for offenders serving felony sentences. The program components include monitoring for community safety, employment assistance, treatment, budgeting skills, and links to community resources. Interns will receive a multidisciplinary program assisting the men's and women's residential programs in the security section, the Day Reporting Center, the juvenile Transportation Unit and the Employment Lab. Since Community Corrections is a 24/7 residential facility, internship opportunities can be scheduled during a wide variety of hours. Interns will receive exposure and skills in security functions, juvenile court procedures, substance monitoring and testing and assisting offenders with gaining employment.

**We are now full for the Fall 2020 semester and have started accepting applications for Spring 2021**

Community Corrections offers several residential treatment programs for adult male and female felony offenders aimed at treating mental illness and/or substance abuse and reducing criminal behavior and recidivism.  Opportunities vary based on the education and credentials of interns but may include: long term clinical/therapy, clinical case management, administration and scoring of assessments, group facilitation, and other administrative tasks.  All opportunities allow interns to be a part of our dynamic treatment team.  Clinical hours and supervision are available for CAC, MSW, MFT and BSW students - supervision for other Master's Level candidates may be available based on staff credentials.

If there is another program/unit within Criminal Justice Services that interests you for an internship or volunteer position, please contact us.

Interested in learning more about Criminal Justice Services? 

Sign up for a tour to see the Alternative Sentencing and Community Corrections work environment firsthand. 

Upcoming Tour Dates:  

  • Tours of ASD and LCCC have been temporarily suspended until at least January 2021.  We will update this page when we are able to resume our facility tours, so please check back for updates.
Registration is required - please use the CJS Tour Sign-Up form.
Tours last approximately 1 hour and begin at 1:00pm at the Alternative Sentencing Department building (Door #1 - Administration) located at: 2307 Midpoint Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Contact our Volunteer/Intern Coordinators

Lori Whitson (for VOLUNTEERS)
Phone:  (970) 980-2615
Fax: (970) 980-2610
Britta Wohlfahrt (for INTERNSHIPS)
Phone:  (970) 980-2654
Fax: (970) 980-2610
 
Per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Larimer County will provide a reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with a disability who need assistance, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship to the County or fundamentally alter services.  Services can be arranged with at least seven (7) business days’ notice.  Please email cjsd_business_operations@larimer.org or call (970) 980-2679 or Relay Colorado 711.  “Walk-in” requests for auxiliary aids and services will be honored to the extent possible but may be unavailable if advance notice is not provided.