As a part of the 2019 Colorado Springs Homelessness Initiative, the City has launched an Outreach Court program. This program is a unique community-centric approach to criminal justice that brings nonprofit case workers alongside the Municipal Court to work collaboratively to address the needs of each person. Outreach Court is able to marshal the expertise and resources of the broader community to both reduce homelessness and reduce the strain on Colorado Springs City services.
The goal of our Outreach Court is to help those experiencing homelessness move forward from life on the streets by providing alternative sentencing in appropriate cases, as well as a community based method to get their cases back on track.
In lieu of assessing traditional penalties, the Outreach Court program connects individuals with case managers at local homeless service providers who can help guide them to the services they need. By doing so, our Outreach Court program will address the root causes of offending behavior and empower individuals to take concrete steps to move out of homelessness.
In addition to providing this alternative sentencing approach, Outreach Court leverages technology and works collaboratively with community service providers to provide a method to clear active municipal warrants and schedule cases from these very same community service providers’ locations.
The Outreach Court program holds these Warrant Amnesty Days at the Springs Rescue Mission. The first Warrant Amnesty Day occurred at the Springs Rescue Mission on July 18. In total, 14 individuals got future court dates scheduled and had 22 warrants quashed. The next Warrant Amnesty Day is scheduled for November 7 at 1:30 pm.
Warrant Removal Day Event Info (Download event flyer)
- Get your Municipal (NOT County or State) warrant cancelled
- Get a new court date
- Get a court appointed lawyer to represent you, if applicable
- Get a bus pass to get to your next court date
Sign up at:
- Springs Rescue Mission
- Penrose Public Library
- Urban Peak
- Homeward Pikes Peak
- Salvation Army RJ Montgomery Center