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Colorado Parole Board Reveals Website

The Colorado Board of Parole unveiled their first-ever website last week at https://www.colorado.gov/paroleboard. The website was built in order to more effectively comply with the Colorado Sunshine Law, (CRS 24-6-402), allowing the Parole Board to communicate public information such as parole hearings.

Prior to their new website going live, there was no process in place for the Board of Parole to directly share information with the public. In order to locate parole hearing information, you had to visit the Colorado Department of Corrections website. Now, information on the parole board is offered up in an efficient way that gets knowledge out to the community and allows for better transparency.

Our new website is designed to help us provide information about the Parole Board to the general public. We are committed to public safety and public service,” said Brandon Shaffer, Chair of the Colorado Parole Board.

Working with Colorado.gov, the Parole Board was able to create and launch their website within three weeks of the planning phase. In addition to parole hearing information, constituents will also be able to learn more about the Parole Board and its members, view governing rules for parole proceedings and peruse their calendar for events.

Since 2004, SIPA and Colorado Interactive, dba Colorado.gov, have partnered to provide more than 200 no-cost websites to governments across Colorado. Their goal is to accelerate the adoption of electronic government services by placing more Colorado government products, services and information online. SIPA and Colorado.gov are happy to see more and more governments, like the Parole Board, striving for that goal as well.

About Colorado State Board of Parole

The mission of the Colorado Board of Parole is to increase public safety by critical evaluation, through the utilization of evidence based practices of inmate potential for successful reintegration to society. The Board determines parole suitability through the process of setting conditions of parole and assists the parolee by helping to create an atmosphere for a successful reintegration and return to the community.

About Colorado.gov

Colorado.gov is the official website of the State of Colorado (http://www.colorado.gov) and is overseen by the Statewide Internet Portal Authority. Colorado.gov helps State and local government entities Web-enable their services and is operated without tax funds through a public-private partnership between the state and Colorado Interactive, LLC. Colorado Interactive builds, operates, maintains, and markets Colorado.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

About Statewide Internet Portal Authority

SIPA, a self-funded government organization established in 2004, serves as the oversight body of the Colorado.gov portal. Colorado.gov is the gateway to Colorado government and it is intended to be Colorado's single most comprehensive delivery channel for e-Government services. SIPA’s vision is to transform Colorado government service delivery through the use of technology, allowing a single point of contact for members of the public to access state and local government information, products, and services. In addition to free websites built on the Drupal 7 platform, SIPA provides technology solutions including Google Apps for Government, electronic payment processing (credit and debit card), geospatial maps, CRM tools, and cellular mapping solutions.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. The NIC family of companies currently provides cost-effective eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

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