The Honorable John Hickenlooper Office of the Governor 136 State Capitol Denver, CO 80203-1792
Dear Gov. Hickenlooper:
We are writing to encourage you to sign House Bill 1271, "Juvenile Direct File Limitations," into law. This bill would place limits and safeguards on the ability to directly file charges against youthful offenders in adult courts. It recognizes the large body of research showing that prosecuting teens as adults makes it less likely they will be rehabilitated and become productive members of society.