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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.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

9NEWS.com | Denver | Colorado's Online News Leader | New 'haven' for babies in Denver

9NEWS.com | Denver | Colorado's Online News Leader | New 'haven' for babies in Denver
DENVER - On Monday, lots of mothers and babies
came out for the groundbreaking for the new Baby
Haven daycare facility, and when finished, it will be
the first of its kind in Colorado.

The new daycare facility will allow mothers
recovering from drugs and alcohol to stay with their

Baby Haven will be a new addition to Haven House,
an 89-bed therapy center for women, mothers and
their babies.

Heather Depew has been getting help for her
methamphetamine addiction at Haven House, and
says the Baby Haven will enable more mothers like
her to get treatment.

"This is awesome. The whole building of the new
Baby Haven opens a lot of opportunities that weren't
available before. The fact that our children will be
able to stay with us until they are three is awesome,"
Depew said.

Licensed by the Colorado Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Division (ADAD), Haven House offers long-term,
intensive treatment for clients with addictions.

Officials say, the expansion allows the program to
meet growing needs in areas of parenting education
and child care.

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