Community Based Services

Community Based Service programs offer monitoring services of various levels to a variety of clients who live in the community. Our goal is to keep the community safe while offering clients the chance to rehabilitate and restore their harm to the community.  From Community Service to Community Corrections, CJSD offers a variety of services for low risk to high risk clients.  Some clients are sentenced directly to the program by the Courts, some defendants are supervised on Pretrial status, while other are referred for services from other local agencies.

CJSD utilizes evidence-based practices in the supervision and monitoring of offenders, and we supervise clients according to Colorado State standards as well as department policies and best practices. 

Clients, regardless of the program they are on, may access  client employment services and treatment services offered by Criminal Justice Services Department (CJSD). Clients on a Community Based Program are required to adhere to the monitoring rules of that specific program.  

Address: 636 South Avenue, Grand Junction, CO  81501   Phone: (970) 244-3344  Email:  CJSD-PTS@mesacounty.us

Hours:  Monday through Friday 8 AM to 6:00 PM.  

Services and Programs

Day Reporting: Clients are court ordered to check in with Criminal Justice Services Department (CJSD) on a daily basis and are given urinalysis tests, breathalyzer tests and pay fees for the services. This is used as a sentence in lieu of jail or as a condition of probation. 

Deferred Judgement and Sentence: This is a program that is overseen by the District Attorney’s office. Clients are placed on this program as part of the deferred sentence. While on the program, the client must complete certain stipulations ordered by the court.

 Early Termination of Supervision

  • Clients may terminate supervision early if all court ordered obligations have been completed;
  • Half of the sentence has been completed, and;
  • Consent is received from the District Attorney’s office and the Judge for early termination.

         Felony cases are not eligile for early termination of superivison but may be eligible for  a lower level of supervision.

        Once all court ordered stipulations are met and the sentence is completed successfully, the client may request that the record be sealed and the offense may be removed from the clients record. 

Electronic Home Monitoring: Criminal Justice Services Department (CJSD) utilizes Electronic Monitoring equipment to monitor justice involved individuals in the community. The systems include the ability to monitor home curfews, alcohol and Global Positioning. Electronic Monitoring may be used as a sentence by the courts in lieu of jail, criminal justice program referrals and Pretrial monitoring as a condition of bond, as well as for monitoring some of our residential and non-residential community corrections clients out in the community. 

Independant Living Apartments: Criminal Justice Services Department (CJSD) operates 18 apartments that are rented to the clients. The clients placed in these apartments are usually released from our residential programs. The apartments are used as a transitional piece before the client is placed fully back into the community, allowing the clients to further obtain life skills while under more intensive supervision. Supervision includes daily checks by staff, regular breathalyzers, eye scans and urine screens, along with case management and treatment services. 

Non-Residential Community Corrections: Clients who do well on the residential program are released to their residences and check in at the Community Based building depending on their supervision level. Staff also go out in the community and conduct checks on the clients at their residences and places of employment. Supervision includes regular checks by staff, regular breathalyzers, eye scans and urine screens, along with case management and treatment services.  Visit the Non Residential Community Corrections page to learn more. 

Pretrial Services:  Criminal Justice Services Department (CJSD) offers detailed reports to the courts for defendants who are arrested and have to see the Judge at their arraignments. The reports offer recommendations of bond conditions as well as community stability information, and criminal history, etc. Criminal Justice Services Department (CJSD) also offers supervision services to Pretrial defendants who are assigned Pretrial Supervision as a bond condition. Such services may include electronic monitoring, regular check-ins, treatment services, substance testing, etc., as ordered by the court. Visit our Pretrial Services page for more information. 

Substance Testing Services:  Criminal Justice Services Department (CJSD) offers breathalyzer screening, urine screens and ankle monitoring for alcohol. If you would like more information about substance testing at Criminal Justice Services Department (CJSD)  read our Substance Testing brochure for more information. 

Useful Public Service: The Mesa County Useful Public Service Program (UPS) assigns and monitors sentenced offenders to complete public service work pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes, local court policies, and state and national practices. Per statute, Useful Public Service Program (UPS) programs must maintain self-sufficiency through client paid fees and other program charges, while providing a wide range of services to the community.