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 22, 2007

Winning Where the War on Drugs Has Failed

The Harm Reduction Project is an endorsing organization of the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition and their efforts are profiled in the following Op-Ed.

Salt Lake City’s Harm Reduction Project has been around since 1998 serving intravenous drug users, prisoners and prostitutes with nonjudgmental counseling and education aimed at keeping them as healthy as possible. But the project only recently came to wide public attention after hosting the first meth conference two years ago. The gathering brought condemnation from an Indiana congressman who took exception to lecture topics such as “We Don’t Need a War on Meth” and suggested the federally funded event was a front for drug legalization.
Denver's Drop-In Center

Op-Ed on Harm Reduction

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