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.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Fix Broken Windows Policing

REMINDER ACTION ALERT - Fix Broken Policing - Black and Brown Coalition Citizen Oversight Board Meeting - Televised Live on Channel 8

DATE: Thursday, January 29, 2009 TIME: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Police District 6- La Alma/Lincoln Park Recreation Center 1325 W. 11th Ave., Denver, CO 80204

We need to have an active presence at the next Citizen Oversight Board (COB) meeting. This is supposed to be the board that was implemented as one of the improvements for police accountability after 15-year-old Paul Childs was shot to death in his doorway by a Denver Police officer. The COB is supposed to be monitoring the Office of the Independent Monitor's Office which monitors the Denver Police Department. We will be demanding to know why the COB has not taken any action on our concerns regarding racial profiling, the lack of police accountability, and why they have such a
cosy relationship with the police department. Please join the FBP Black and Brown Coalition in demanding accountability from the COB and the Denver Police Department. For more information, please contact INCITE! Denver at info4incitedenver@gmail.com or call Art Way at the Colorado Progressive Coalition at 303-866-0908