Adams and Broomfield Criminal Justice Leaders to Host Warrant Clearance Event on May 19th
May 10, 2023
Brighton, CO —Criminal Justice Leaders in Adams and Broomfield Counties are announcing "A Fresh Start--Clear Your Active Warrant" will occur on Friday, May 19, 2023. The warrant clearance event is a partnership between the District Attorney's Office, the Court, the Public Defender's Office, the Adams County Sheriff's Office, and the Broomfield Police Department.
Eligible individuals will be able to clear active warrants in-person in Adams and Broomfield Counties and virtually on May 19, 2023, from 8:30am-3:00pm.
Those with the following charges will be considered:
Low-Level Non-Violent Misdemeanor and Traffic Offenses
Probation Violation Warrants Not Listed Below
Class 5 and 6 Non-Violent Felonies
The following charges will NOT be eligible for warrant clearance:
No Victims' Rights Amendment Cases or Domestic Violence
As an added bonus, DMV2GO will be on hand to assist with services they provide such as Colorado Drivers Licenses or ID cards, renewals, transfers, motor vehicle records, reinstatements, and more.
Participating municipal courts include Broomfield, Northglenn, Federal Heights, Brighton, and Commerce City. For the latest information on the event, please check out A Fresh Start online, Fresh Start--Adams and Fresh Start--Broomfield.
"I'm proud to see the individual arms of the criminal justice system join together to create this Fresh Start for individuals in Adams and Broomfield Counties. I am urging people who qualify to come see us on the 19th, in Adams, in Broomfield, and online to clear their active warrants. Do not fear the system, take hold of this opportunity, and give yourself a chance at a Fresh Start."
--District Attorney Brian Mason "The Fresh Start initiative has provided a positive way for individuals to be in charge of their own outcome and re-engage in the criminal justice system without the need of being arrested. This is a great opportunity for people to clear active warrants they may have without impacting their personal or professional life."
--Adams County Sheriff Gene Claps
"We are so excited for this opportunity for our clients to come in and get their warrants cleared so that they don't have to be scared of looking for work, or driving, or existing! We are very happy to help our clients clear up these warrants so that they can move on and not have to live in fear. We are thankful to the Court, the District Attorney, and the Sheriff for their cooperation and their agreement to help our clients in this endeavor."
--Supervising Deputy Public Defender Emily Fleischmann
"The City and County of Broomfield is excited to assist our judicial partners in setting aside non-violent warrants."
Ms. Gazelka is a forensic therapist and clinician in Denver, Colorado. She is currently focused on providing therapy and assessment services to adult offenders in the community corrections and parole systems as a supervisor at Correctional Psychology Associates (CPA). Her education and career have been devoted to the intersection of psychology and law since 2000. Ms. Gazelka has been working within the field of forensic and correctional psychology since 2006, providing therapy in the community and acute mental health care and risk assessments in county jails. She has practiced as a Licensed Professional Counselor since June 2012. She also became a Licensed Addiction Counselor in March 2014. She was listed as a full operating level DVOMB Approved Provider in June 2019 and started a fledgling DV program oriented to Colorado’s Department of Corrections at CPA in September 2019. Ms. Gazelka was appointed to the Domestic Violence Offender Management Board (DVOMB) in March 2019 and has started her second term with the board. Ms. Gazelka has been recognized for her work as Contributor of the Year at CPA in 2010 and 2012, as well as having been awarded an Alumni Impact Award for her forensic work in the community by University of Denver’s GSPP in 2019. Ms. Gazelka received her Master of Arts degree in Forensic Clinical Psychology from University of Denver's Graduate School of Professional Psychology in 2009. Ms. Gazelka also received her Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law in 2007, obtaining attorney’s licenses in both Minnesota and Colorado (currently inactive).
Alex Castro Croy
Alex Castro Croy is a bilingual, bicultural, Trauma and Addiction Counselor and owner/Lead Clinician of Life Recovery Centers in Denver and Northglenn Colorado.
A first-generation immigrant from Mexico who accomplished his dream in higher education receiving an AA in Pastoral Ministry (Dallas, Texas), Bachelor of Science in Human Services (MSU in Denver, Colorado) and MA in Community Counseling from Regis University (Denver, Co). He is continuing to pursue his MA/Ph.D. from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Jungian and Archetypal Studies.
Alex’s passion includes training, teaching, counseling, and consulting. He has been an Adjunct Professor for the Human Services Department at MSU-Denver for 9 years. He has served as an Interventionist for the Latino GLBTQ community, Drug Court Probation Officer at Denver Juvenile Court Probation (8 years), Bilingual Diversion Officer for Denver DA office (5 years), and currently owner and director of Life Recovery Centers (7 years). He has worked with a variety of clients from all walks of life and his eclectic therapeutic interventions have proven to be effective in treating trauma and addiction.
Thea Wessel is an addictions counselor with a private practice in Colorado. She has been working in the criminal and addiction fields for thirteen years. Ms. Wessel earned her Masters in forensic psychology from the University of Denver and has her LPC, LAC, MAC, NCAAC, and ADS. She is working towards her Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Ms. Wessel continually challenges herself and others to provide quality addiction treatment and ways to continue to educate the community about addiction issues.