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.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Step In The Right Direction -- New Treatment Program

It certainly doesn't fix everything, but it is a step in the right direction. Now we just need small programs that will address more populations.

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson kicked off a new program this morning that he hopes will help homeless veterans get off drugs and back to society. Nicholson, joined with the National Drug Control Policy Director John Walters and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, cut the ribbon of the new center at 1155 Cherokee St. The 14-bed facility in the Comprehensive Addiction Rehabilitation Evaluation and Services building will allow veterans to stay up to six months and learn to beat their drug addiction.

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