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, October 16, 2012

The New Go Guide!

October 2012

Getting On After Getting Out: 
A re-entry guide for Colorado--third edition

A lot has changed since the 2nd edition of the GO Guide was released in January 2011.
GET THE LATEST INFORMATION about legislative changes in 2011 and 2012. The 3rd edition includes details on changes to earned time (SB 11-176 and HB12-1223), the two new presumptions of parole and the redesign of special needs parole (SB11-241 and HB11-1064), revisions to record sealing (HB11-1167), sex offender registration changes for people who are homeless (HB12-1346) and state employment and licensing opportunities for people with criminal records (HB12-1263).
GET THE LATEST INFORMATION about new initiatives by the DOC. The 3rd edition includes details about "date-earned" parole and the Community Corrections Technical Regression Pilot Program.  You can also learn more about revisions to DOC policy on  parole revocationsdriving while on parole, just to name a few.
THE 3rd EDITION IS ALSO A MUST READ if you want to have updated information on organizations and agencies in the community that can help people be successful after release in finding housing, employment, and medical or substance abuse treatment.
You can purchase a copy for yourself or for someone in need at www.ccjrc.org   The price is $10 plus 3.00 for shipping and handling.
CCJRC also offers a quantity discount and a non profit discount for organizations that work directly with people involved with the criminal justice system.
You can contact us at 303-825-0122 or email Pam (pam@ccjrc.org) or Ellen (ellen@ccjrc.org) if you have any questions or additional information.

Whatever the reason you support CCJRC, we thank you. Your involvement gives CCJRC the ability to fight for change and enables us to bring a message of hope to the tens of thousands of people affected by Colorado’s current criminal justice policies and practices.  Thank you again for your support!

Christie Donner, Executive Director
Pamela Clifton, Communications Coordinator\
Ellen Toomey-Hale, Finance and Development Coordinator
John Riley, Coalition Coordinator

"I am paroling home.  I leave in 6 days. This book is awesome!  It is jam packed with  a tremendous amount of useful info...thank you so much for caring enough to produce and publish this book." -- Frank V.
"This guide provides real help for people transitioning  from prison to the community.  I urge every offender and those who work with them to use this tool to help overcome obstacles to successful re-entry--to achieve real success in life."
--Tom Clements, Executive Director Colorado Department of Corrections.


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