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.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


In October 2011, we were honored to learn that a group of 127 experts identified Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (CCJRC) as 1 of 21 high-impact nonprofits working in criminal justice in the U.S. on a local/state level. Some of reviews experts had about our impact were:

They have helped pass major sentencing reform and prison downsizing policies over the past few years

They have a unique ability to earn media attention and shape policy reform.

CCJRC has had a long history of advocating for sensible criminal justice reform in Colorado.  They have a deep understanding of the political arena and have steadily built a reputation within the criminal justice advocacy community, state public safety agencies, and the legislature.  This is a very high impact organization organization in Colorado and one that should be studied as a model for other statewide criminal justice advocacy coalitions from around the country.

To read more about experts in the field have to say about Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (CCJRC) click on the Expert Reviews section on our organization profile here: http://myphilanthropedia.org/top-nonprofits/local/criminal-justice/colorado-criminal-justice-reform-coalition-ccjrc-colorado.

Philanthropedia (at GuideStar) is a nonprofit organization working to help donors make smarter donations by connecting them with some of the highest impact nonprofits in a cause. They are different from other online rating sites or donation sites because they use experts to identify high-impact nonprofits.

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