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, April 16, 2013

DOC holds first volunteer fair | volunteer, colorado, first - Colorado Springs Gazette, CO

DOC holds first volunteer fair | volunteer, colorado, first - Colorado Springs Gazette, CO

The Colorado Department of Corrections announced its first Volunteer Conference in a press release Tuesday, offering the public opportunities to interact with offenders.
Adrienne Jacboson, DOC public information officer, said the conference had been proposed and approved by former director Tom Clements before his passing.
"This is a great way to honor his memory and bring public awareness to the programs and opportunities we have to learn about the DOC and get involved," Jacobson said.
Of the 125 seats available for Saturday's conference, 77 attendants have been confirmed, Jacobson said. Potential volunteers are required to be at least 18 years old.
"Volunteers can teach GED classes, give lifestyle improvement counseling and there is so much more they can help with," Jacobson said. "This is a real way for the public to make a positive impact in the lives of inmates and parolees."
The conference will be held Saturday, April 20, at the Corrections Training Academy located on the Holy Cross Abbey grounds at 2945 East U.S. 50 in Canon City.
Jacobson said the conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m., breakfast and lunch will be served.
For more information, visit http://www.doc.state.co.us/volunteering

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