The number of juvenile cases involving firearms in Denver has
increased steadily over the last few years, with cases in 2020 reaching
a new peak. Communities of color are disproportionately impacted by
these crimes, and the criminal justice system is unable to adequately
respond to this issue as things currently stand. This panel will include a
lecture on the issue, possible sources, demographics most affected,
and the proposal of a gun court by the PD and DA’s office, and how
that might solve the problem.