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Cecelia Mascarenas


Ms. Mascarenas received her Associate of Art’s Degree in Elementary Education from Hesston College, Hesston, Kansas and her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana.  A former member of the Colorado Board of Parole, Cecelia also served as Probation Officer and Supervisor at the Denver Juvenile Court for 30 years.  Ms. Mascarenas is currently an Independent Consultant in Juvenile and Criminal Justice.

In 2002, Ms. Mascarenas was a Mayoral appointee to the Civil Service Commission.  Prior to this appointment, she served as a Mayoral appointee to the Public Safety Review Commission.   Ms. Mascarenas is involved in the judicial system through her services on various community/systems boards and coalitions.  These include: Denver D.A.’s Victim Compensation Board (Chair), CO Coalition for Minority Youth Equality (Member),  Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (Advisory Member), Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection (Director), Colorado Regional Community Policing Institute Board (Director), Urban Peak (Director), Denver Police Department Disciplinary Review Committee (Member), Mayor’s Infrastructure Sub-Committee of the Department of Public Safety (Member).  Prior consulting position was with the Denver Department of Human Services serving as Interim Deputy Manager. Presently consulting with Denver Community Corrections and Intervention, Inc.

Ms. Mascarenas’ career at the Denver Juvenile Court Probation Department included planning, development and implementations of programs, including Project 365 (community service program), Peer Mediation, Denver Youth Restitution and Volunteer Network, Deputy Probation Officer Program and the Denver Juvenile Justice Integrated Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities (TASC) Program.  The Program included the Center for High Risk Youth and Denver Juvenile Justice Community Assessment Center. 

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