Who is the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition?

Our mission is to reverse the trend of mass incarceration in Colorado. We are a coalition of nearly 7,000 individual members and over 100 faith and community organizations who have united to stop perpetual prison expansion in Colorado through policy and sentence reform.

Our chief areas of interest include drug policy reform, women in prison, racial injustice, the impact of incarceration on children and families, the problems associated with re-entry and stopping the practice of using private prisons in our state.

If you would like to be involved please go to our website and become a member.

Monday, January 15, 2007

City Resurrects Drug Court

City leaders say it's the best thing to start to reduce the jail/prison population, and it really looks great on paper. There are changes that have been made on the faceplate from the old court to the new.
The one thing that hasn't changed is the fact that there is still no money for SUBSTANCE ABUSE treatment in Colorado. Don't get me wrong, mental health funding will go a long way, but it's not the whole answer. That's why it is so difficult to create change. Where do poor addicts go when the judge gives them treatment as an sentence?

Read the article here..

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