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.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Life Returned

As a society we always seem to be looking for that magic "program" that is going to keep people out of trouble after they are released from prison. Mountains of research has been done to fine tune programs to reduce recidivism. What we have discovered is that when people have healthy family support, they are more likely to be successful. It is important that we start to work more towards developing systems that keep healthy family and community ties from being severed.

Here's a story of young man who came up the hard way and fell and is trying to get his life back.
Rocky story here

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