Putting Individuals on the Road to Success Upon Release
DENVER, CO – Jan. 23, 2024 – The Denver Sheriff Department (DSD) strives to offer services and assistance to individuals in custody setting them up for success when they are released back to the community. In partnership with the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), DSD was able to launch the established Colorado DVM2GO at the Denver County Jail.
This project will provide eligible individuals in custody with Colorado Identification Cards (IDs) which will save them valuable time when applying for services, employment, housing school and other activities that require a valid ID.
“It is our responsibility to help the people in our custody return to the community with resources,” said Sheriff Elias Diggins. “We have to do everything we can to set them up for success, which in turn will help their families.”
The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) DMV2GO has helped thousands of Coloradans who do not have easy access to in-office driver license services by bringing the DMV to them. By helping individuals in custody it can change a person's ability to obtain services for their families.
“DMV2GO is about helping Coloradans,” DMV2GO Program Manager Desiree Trostel said. “Most people don’t realize the impact not having a valid state ID has on people. Without an ID, you can’t get a job, set up a bank account or access government services. DMV2GO is helping put underserved Coloradans, including those transitioning back into society, on the road to success.”
DMV2GO was launched in August 2022 at Pagosa Springs, revealing an RV-turned-mobile-DLO to the public. Since then, the DMV2GO RV has visited many places throughout the state, serving underserved communities and augmenting brick-and-mortar offices during emergencies, including the Marshall Fire response. DMV2GO serves Coloradans who do not have easy access to the internet or a DMV office; these include rural Coloradans, nursing home residents and correctional facility residents who are being out-processed as well as indigent Coloradans, who are or are in danger of becoming homeless.
For more information on how to obtain DMV2GO services, visit DMV.Colorado.gov/DMV2GO.
The Denver Sheriff Department (DSD) is the largest sheriff department in the state of Colorado founded in 1902. DSD operates two jail facilities, the Denver Downtown Detention Center and Denver County Jail. DSD also provides security for the District and County court systems, state inmate transportation, extradition duties, fugitive and K-9 units, and manages the detainment of inmates receiving services at Denver Health Medical Center. Recognized by the National Sheriff’s Association with the Triple Crown Award, for achieving simultaneous accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, the American Correctional Association, and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care demonstrates DSD’s commitment to employing best practices.