Conviction Integrity Unit

The Conviction Integrity Unit investigates legitimate claims that a convicted person is actually innocent.

Volunteers retired from the criminal justice system will review claims of innocence submitted by defendants in the 18th Judicial District (Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties). There must be credible evidence of innocence, not a claim based on a legal issue.

Once a case is accepted, the CIU will review trial and case materials and any new evidence. A re-investigation may be conducted. If the CIU finds a valid claim of actual innocence, the case will be presented to District Attorney John Kellner.

If he agrees with the CIU recommendation, District Attorney Kellner will determine what further action can and should be taken.

Details of the CIU policy:


CIU-Volunteer Application

submissions, questions:   [email protected]

We welcome invitations to give presentations about this program to any interested group. To schedule a time for your organization, please email us at:

[email protected]

District Attorney George Brauchler speaks to the Arapahoe County Bar Association about the Conviction Review Unit

Posted by 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office – Colorado on Tuesday, March 19, 2019