Ms. Cecelia E. Mascarenas received her Associate of Arts’ Degree in Elementary Education from Hesston College, Hesston, Kansas, and her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology form Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana. A former member of the Colorado Board of Parole, Cecelia also served as a Probation Officer and Supervisor at the Denver Juvenile Court for 30 years.
In 2002, Ms. Mascarenas was a Mayoral appointee to the Civil Service Commission where she serves as President. Prior to this appointment, she served as a Mayoral appointee to the Public Safety Review Commission. Ms. Mascarenas has served on National Boards and Committees, i.e. served as grant reviewer and trainer at Center for Substance Abuse Treatment as well as served on the Board of Directors, was Vice President of the International Association of Criminal Justice Volunteers, and was appointed to the National Sub-Committee to develop the Volunteers in Juvenile Justice Booklet. Ms. Mascarenas has served and continues to serve on various community/systems boards and coalitions. These include: Former Appointee to Denver District Attorney’s to serve as board member and Chair of Victim Compensation; one of the Founding Board members and former Chair of Colorado Coalition for Minority Youth Equality, Former Advisory Board Member of Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, former Youth Sponsor, Denver Board Member, and former National Vice President at Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection, former appointee by the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Safety to the Colorado Regional Community Policing Institute Board, Urban Peak(founding Board Member and former President of the Board), former member of the Denver Police Department Disciplinary Review Committee appointed by the Manager of Safety, Former Mayor Hickenlooper’s appointee to the Infrastructure Sub-Committee of the Department of Public Safety, Denver Medical Center appointee to the Emergency Medical Services Council, and Friends of the Haven Board of Directors.
Ms. Mascarenas’ career at the Denver Juvenile Court Probation Department included planning, development and implementations of programs, including Project 365 (community service program), Peer Mediation, Denver Youth Restitution and Volunteer Network, Deputy Probation Officer Program, and the Denver Juvenile Justice Integrated Treatment Accountability of Safer Communities (TASC) Program. The TASC Program included partnerships with The Center for High Risk Youth and Denver Juvenile Justice Community Assessment Center.
Ms. Mascarenas is currently a Criminal Justice Consultant. In this capacity, she served as the Inspector for Denver Community Corrections and the Probation Auditor for Intervention, Inc. She has been the consultant/advisor for Investigative Resources, Inc., and served as Interim Deputy Manager of the Department of Human Services.