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.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Lisa Calderon -- Urban Spectrum-he 2007 African Americans Who Make a Difference

Our Hats Off to Lisa!! Long time CCJRC member Lisa is a vibrant part of our community and it's nice to see her get the recognition she deserves.

Lisa M. Calderon
Legal and Social Policy Director
Lisa M. Calderon is a very active member of the Denver community. She holds two degrees, is the legal and social policy director for the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN), is a part-time faculty member for CU Boulder’s Women and Gender Studies Department, and is active on several local boards and committees.
A Denver native and life-long community activist, Calderon speaks to the need for increased visibility of African American women and youth issues related to violence against them. She is also a vocal critic of laws and public policy initiatives that disproportionately impact and target young people of color (“Broken Windows Police Policing,” Denver Urban Spectrum December 2006).

Calderon is best known in the community as an antiracism trainer and educator and for her activism for safer and healthier communities by addressing issues of domestic violence. She would like to be remembered as a woman who wasn’t afraid to challenge white supremacy or patriarchy in order to provide children with a safer world and healthier homes to grow up in.

Third Annual Women's Conference Feb. 17

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