17th Judicial DA

Programs & Initiatives

District Attorney Brian Mason Plays Key Role in Passage of Fentanyl Accountability and Prevention Act

District Attorney Brian Mason spent much of the 2022 Colorado Legislative Session fighting for HB22-1236 Fentanyl Accountability and Prevention. The bill, which was passed and signed by Governor Jared Polis, provides additional tools for law enforcement and District Attorneys in the fight against the fentanyl crisis. This bill received bipartisan support and was heavily backed by families who have been negatively impacted by the deadly consequences of this drug. 

"Our goal in using these tools is to get fentanyl off the streets, to prevent more death, and to hold accountable those who are distributing this poison."  -- District Attorney Brian Mason 

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District Attorney Brian Mason Assists in the Passage of Landmark Mental Health Legislation

District Attorney Brian Mason and the District Attorney's Office supported the passage of HB-1068 in Colorado in 2021. This piece of legislation, which passed and was signed into law by Governor Jared Polis, allows for all Coloradans to receive an annual mental health exam, much like an annual physical exam. This law is the first of its kind in the United States. DA Mason continues to prioritize mental health within his administration, and his public support of this law was a continuation of this effort. 

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JustUs: Stories from the Frontlines of the Criminal Justice System w/ DA Brian Mason

In this performance, special guest District Attorney Brian Mason models civic hospitality and moral courage as he reads aloud, and reflects upon, Motus JustUs monologist Juaquin Mobley’s story of systemic oppression and his insistence on transforming the brutality he was given as a DOC number into his own armor and influence.

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District Attorney’s Academy: Coming Soon!

The District Attorney’s Office will host its DA Academy for those in our community who maintain a desire to understand the work of prosecutors, the District Attorney’s Office, and its staff. Participants will better understand the operations of County Court, District Court, Juvenile Court, crime scene investigations, homicide cases, the Coroner’s Office, and the investigation of Officer-Involved shootings. The program will conclude with a mock trial comprised of academy participants. 

Life Line: Mental Health Support Services Hotline

The "LIFE LINE" connects young people facing mental health challenges with the support and services they need to face LIFE and all its obstacles. The "LIFE LINE" is staffed by licensed mental health professionals who work at the Adams and Broomfield County Youth Diversion program and is sponsored by the District Attorney's Office. Our counselors have more than 40 years of experience helping young people facing mental health challenges and can help to prevent negative coping strategies such as self-harm, or self-medication with drugs or alcohol. 

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