The Financial Services Division oversees the management of the Colorado state court system’s finances and provides guidance and assistance for the State courts and probation departments. This is done through the development and management of the annual budget, establishment of fiscal rules and the execution of internal audits. All of this helps ensure that the Judicial Branch’s assets are effectively safeguarded and efficiently spent.
Accounting and Payroll staff processes vendor payments and various reimbursements for the State Court Administrator’s Office, and with assistance from staff in the judicial districts, processes the payroll for the Branch’s 3,800 employees. The Procurement Specialist provides statewide assistance to maximize to the purchasing value of the Branch’s funds, and to ensure that all persons who desire to do business with the Branch will have a fair and equal opportunity to compete in fulfilling the Branch’s needs. The Budget staff prepares the annual budget in conjunction with the Strategic Plan, allocates funds and monitors all operating and capital budget allocations throughout the year. Audit Staff perform internal audits to ensure adherance with fiscal rules and that appropriate processes are in place to safeguard the state's assets. In addition, court-appointed counsel are paid through the Financial Services Division.
The Division also administers the Branch’s Collections program, which assists in collecting court-ordered fees, fines and restitution from defendants by setting up payment plans, monitoring payments and, when necessary, locating debtors. The Collections program also includes the Tax Offset program, which allows for the intercept of defendants’ state income tax returns to pay court-ordered fees and fines and restitution owed to crime victims.
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