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

**Internships are full for the Residential Program for Spring 2020 - currently, we are no longer accepting applications**

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.

**Internships are full for Treatment Programs for Spring 2020 - currently, we are no longer accepting applications**

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:  

  • December 20, 2019
  • January 24, 2020
  • February 28, 2020
  • March 27, 2020
  • April 24, 2020
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