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, January 08, 2015

2015 Denver MLK Marade

The Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition will participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Marade on January 19, 2015. We would like to invite you to participate with us by walking in with CCJRC in the Marade!
         “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”
                                                                   Martin Luther King Jr.
Invitation to participate!
  1. We encourage individual and organization participation; if you belong to an organization please feel free to bring your organizations’ banner.
  2. Please invite members, staff, volunteer, etc. from you organization.
  3. Consider wearing all black clothing as CCJRC and several other advocacy partners have chosen to wear all black clothing and march in solidarity of the national campaign #ICANTBREATHE - #BLACKLIVESMATTER , opposing police brutality and the overrepresentation of people of color in the Criminal Justice System.
CCJRC Marade participation instructions!
  1. CCJRC will meet at the cannon statue site in City Park at 9:00 a.m.
  2. The cannon statue is located between Duck Lake and the MLK statue in the southwest part of the park between 18th and 20th Ave.
  3. Look for the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition banner.
  4. We will then proceed to the MLK memorial statue at 9:30 a.m. for the start of the Marade opening program at 10 a.m.
  5. The Marade formation will begin immediately following the 10 a.m. program.
  6. The Marade step-off will start at 10:45 a.m. sharp with participants marching together to Civic Center Park.
The Official MLK Marade route!
The Marade will proceed south out of City Park by way of Esplanade St. to Colfax Avenue; then west on Colfax Avenue to Sherman St into the State Capitol grounds; south to Broadway to Civic Center Park. Motorized vehicles will proceed south on Broadway to 14th Ave. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. program immediately follows the Marade, in Civic Center Park’s Greek Theater. The Total Distance Equals 5K.
Please contact Juston Cooper Juston@ccjrc.org if you have any questions regarding participating with CCJRC in the 2015 MLK Marade.

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