CENTER FOR JUVENILE JUSTICE

Defend, Advocate and Educate

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Pictured here: Gina Brovege, Lisa Polansky, Elizabeth Espinosa Krupa and Peter Sauer, defense team for Lorenzo Montoya.  Missing is Rayelle Noble and so many more volunteers and supporters.

 

Defend

The Center for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) is an non-profit organization which provides legal defense to indigent youth accused of crimes and status offenses.  CJJ employs a holistic approach to representation to include collaboration with the family, probation, police, courts, therapists, social workers and agencies involved with youth and the community. 

 

Advocate

CJJ advocates for children in the courtroom, the classroom and in the community.  CJJ will advocate to keep children at home and out of detention.  CJJ will advocate for the juvenile justice system to rehabilitate children as it was originally intended.

 

 

Educate

CJJ offers opportunities to law students and sponsors and presents workshops and training seminars to educate the community and youth about juvenile delinquency prevention, adolescent development, the juvenile justice system, alternatives to incarceration, legal rights for youth, and juvenile life imprisonment.

OUR CLIENT LORENZO MONTOYA RELEASED AFTER FOURTEEN YEARS IN PRISON!  THANK YOU~
In the Spring of 2011, CJJ took on this case pro bono until the Spring of 2013 when the Alternate Defense Counsel for Colorado (ADC) appointed Lisa Polansky to the case. Elizabeth Espinosa Krupa was appointed by ADC in the fall of 2013.  Investigator Gina Brovege also joined the team in 2011 pro bono and was appointed by the ADC in the spring of 2013.  Lorenzo's team also included lawyers and paralegals from law firm Cooley, LLP, including Peter Sauer, Angela Campbell, Janna Fischer, Brian Eutermoser, Kelsie Michelson, Joy Spalding, and Kelsey Velemirovich, all serving pro bono.  We also had Rayelle Noble, investigator and Heidi Dimercurio, paralegal on our team, and several seasoned experts appointed by ADC.  Thank you to the TEAM and to ADC and all the supporters of Lorenzo and CJJ!!!  Thank you to all the CJJ interns, externs and volunteers!  This has been an extremely challenging and most rewarding experience for all. 

We have started a LORENZO MONTOYA STARTING OVER FUND, SEE OUR DONATE PAGE!!

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