Community Corrections Facilities

The purpose of the residential phase of community corrections is to provide clients with the knowledge and skills necessary to be emotionally, cognitively, behaviorally, and financially prepared for reintegration. Denver Community Corrections provides comprehensive program options including core services, dual diagnosis treatment, gender specific, cognitive behavioral, intensive residential treatment, and therapeutic communities.

Programs match client risk and need with the most appropriate treatment modality through assessment-driven individual treatment plans. Clients are assisted in obtaining employment and encouraged to participate in educational and vocational services. Programs monitor the payment of restitution, court fines, child support, and useful public service requirements. Program staff monitor clients in the community to enhance client accountability and to address public safety concerns. Denver programs continue to work toward implementation and application of the eight (8) guiding principles for reducing risk and recidivism set forth by the National Institute of Corrections (“NIC”) in their daily operations, with clients.

The eight (8) guiding principles that Denver Community Corrections programs are striving to implement and apply include: 1. Assess Actuarial risk/needs 2. Enhance Intrinsic Motivation 3. Target Intervention 4. Skill Train with Directed Practice 5. Increase Positive Reinforcement 6. Engage in On-Going Support in Natural Communities 7. Measure Relevant Processes & Practices 8. Provide Measurement Feedback

Denver Community Corrections contracts with a combination of private and public providers to operate facilities in Denver. 

Denver: Project Elevate

Location: 4280 Kearney Street, Denver, CO 80216 

Population Types: Adults identifying as female 

Facility Director(s): or 

Zoned Bed Capacity: 55

Program Description: Project: Elevate is a collaborative endeavor between the City and County of Denver and The Empowerment Program, Inc. The collaboration represents an innovative, research-based program model that is trauma informed and gender responsive for women with increasingly complex needs. The Program enables Denver women with criminal justice involvement to return and thrive in their home community.

More on Project: Elevate

Denver: IMPACT Center

Location: 10500 Smith Rd Denver, CO 80239

Population Type(s): Adult males

Facility Director: Cacao Buck,

Zoned Bed Capacity: 48

Program Description: The I.M.P.A.C.T (The Intentional Men Practicing Accountability, Compassion, and Trust) Center is a new vision of community corrections and re-entry for men in Denver that serves up to 48 men as well as a non-residential population. Community corrections is an alternative to incarceration in jail/prison for those struggling to be successful under probation supervision and a safe way for men to smoothly transition from prison to our community. The current focus of the I.M.P.A.C.T Center is working with men who were directly sentenced to community corrections by the Denver Courts. The I.M.P.A.C.T Center is a research-based program model that is centered around using a trauma-informed approach to serve men.


CoreCivic: Dahlia

Location: 4511 E. 46th Ave, Denver, CO 80216

Population Types: Adult male offenders either transitioning from the Department of Corrections or offenders sentenced through Denver District Courts.

Facility Director: Dawn Cubbage 303-377-7200 x217

CoreCivic-Grievance-Procedures.pdf(PDF, 98KB)

Zoned Bed Capacity: 120

Program Description: The Dahlia program has been in operation in Denver since 2003 and was acquired by CoreCIvic in April 2016.

University of Colorado: Peer I

Location: 3712 W. Princeton Circle, Denver, CO 80236
Population Types:  Adult male offenders who are referred from District Courts (Diversion), Department of Corrections, Probation, and Parole.
Facility Director: Irene G. Arguelles, LPC, CAC III 720-283-3681

 University-of-Colorado-Peer-I-Grievance-Procedures.pdf(PDF, 417KB)

Zoned Bed Capacity: 126

Program Description:   Peer I treats adult males with chronic histories of substance dependence. Peer I provides an intensive therapeutic experience for individuals who have the most debilitating and unrelenting substance abuse/dependence problems. The average length of stay in residential is 9 to 12 months followed by a transfer to its non-residential Outpatient Therapeutic Community. In an attempt to confront the complex problem of drug and alcohol abuse, dependence and addiction, Peer I treats the “whole person.” Peer I utilizes evidenced based practices that are both based on behavior modification principles and cognitive interventions. Examples of specific empirically based treatments include cognitive-behavioral strategies, contingency management, motivational interviewing and cognitive skills training, all applied within a therapeutic milieu based on self-help principles and the notion of “community as method.” Therapeutic Communities view recovery as a self-help process of incremental learning toward a stable change in behavior, attitudes and values of right living that are associated with maintaining substance use abstinence. The goal of the Peer I program is to promote a complete change in lifestyle that includes drug abstinence, elimination of anti-social criminal behavior, acquisition of positive values and attitudes that reflect honesty, responsibility, non-violence and self-reliance, family reunification and financial responsibility. 

Independence House Inc: Pecos

Location: 4101 Pecos St., Denver, CO 80211

Population Types:  Adult male offenders transitioning from the Department of Corrections or offenders sentenced through Denver District Courts.

Facility Director: Stephen Silbermann 303-455-7667 x200

Independence-House-Pecos-Grievance-Procedures.pdf(PDF, 354KB)

Zoned Bed Capacity: 75

Program Description: The Pecos facility has been in operation since 1976, located in North Denver, Pecos is one of the oldest community correction programs in the state of Colorado. The program has a mixture of Diversion, Department of Corrections Inmates, including some Condition of Parole Clients. Pecos is a dormitory style setting for general population clients. It is our mission to promote the virtues of productive work, respect for others, self-discovery, responsibility and accountability. The Pecos program encourages re-connection with family and community, and the development of healthy, realistic, and productive habits of living. Independence House provides an off-site treatment program for mental health, substance abuse individual and group therapy, as well as, mental health and drug/alcohol assessment. Clinical treatment is provided by licensed and/or certified therapists.