Denver Outreach Court aims to serve a specific population and reduce their interactions with the justice system...the Denver court goes to where defendants gather...at one of the city’s largest, most centrally located shelters.
DENVER (PRWEB) December 14, 2018
The court is held every other Wednesday at the Denver Rescue Mission. “Our work with Outreach Court helps JLongtin Law fulfill its mission of increasing access to legal counsel for everyone in Colorado, regardless of their situation or means,” said owner and lead counsel Jennifer E. Longtin.
The firm’s contract to staff Outreach Court is through the Denver Municipal Public Defender’s Office, which works hard to defend Denverites in Denver Municipal Court. “We have been doing Outreach Court since its inception as Homeless Court, and are proud to continue offering our assistance,” added Longtin.
The American Bar Association recently published an article on Denver’s Outreach Court: “Denver Outreach Court aims to serve a specific population and reduce their interactions with the justice system...the Denver court goes to where defendants gather...at one of the city’s largest, most centrally located shelters.” JLongtin Law’s Mattson Smith was quoted as saying, “I would love to see this model spread throughout Colorado. Homelessness is not something that just exists in the city.”
JLongtin Law supports any expansion of this very successful court, collaborating with many local and state partners through Jennifer Longtin’s work with the Mentally Ill Criminal Justice System Task Force at the Colorado Legislature.
“Outreach Court provides a wonderful opportunity for our attorneys to help the local, transient population in a easily accessible and largely stress-free environment,” said Maxwell Boltinghouse, one of the JLongtin Law attorneys who staffs the court. “JLongtin law has seen gains outside of the financial issues discussed in the ABA Publication; our attorneys see greater trust and communication between clients and the judicial and sheriff staff grow with every court date.”
JLongtin law looks forward to continuing this great work with the Denver Municipal Public Defender and the City of Denver for many years to come.
About Jennifer E. Longtin, JLongtin Law
Jennifer E. Longtin has tried cases ranging from simple traffic offenses and DUIs to murder and complex sex offenses. Jennifer is dedicated to serving the mentally ill who are involved in the criminal justice system; she litigates issues of competency, sanity, and uses a client’s situation and history to find treatment alternatives to incarceration. Practice areas of the firm include Felony/Misdemeanor, Municipal Court, Mental Health Defense, Victim Representation, Juvenile Defense, DUI/ Traffic Violations, Sex Offenses, Appeals and Post-Conviction Remedies, Sentencing, Petition to Seal Records, Temporary and Permanent Restraining Orders and Sex Offender De-Registration. For more information, please call (303) 747-6898, or visit http://www.jlongtinlaw.com. The law office is located at 2401 S. Downing Street, Denver, CO 80210.
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